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Carolina Del Carmen

Update on Carolina Del Carmen

Carolina is asking for a new loan because she wants to stock her market stall with fresh fruits and vegetables. It is getting to be the time of year when there is greater demand, and for this reason, she should be economically prepared with a stock of potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, plantains, carrots, and onions, as some examples.

The effect that has been reflected in her business has been an improvement via her investment, so that she now has a fully stocked shop. Her family has been able to maintain its financial stability. She has been able to stop selling atol (a traditional corn gruel) over the past few months, and she now only sells the most profitable fruits and vegetables in her stall.
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Carolina, solicita un nuevo préstamo porque quiere surtir el negocio de frutas y verduras frescas, ya que se avecina una temporada de mas demanda, para esto deberá estar preparada económicamente, con papas, repollo, tomates, plátanos, zanahorias, cebollas, por ejemplo.
Su efecto reflejado en el negocio ha sido la mejoría en la inversión para tener surtido el negocio, su familia se ha mantenido económicamente estable, ella ha dejado de vender atol por unos meses, solo queda con las verduras y frutas que son más rentables.

Previous Loan Details

Carolina is requesting a new loan because she thinks further investment in her fruits and vegetables business in needed given that she has two street vendors who help her. She will buy tomatoes, onions, potatoes, plantains, apples, bananas, cabbages, and other market products. Her prior loan... More from Carolina Del Carmen's previous loan »

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About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 629
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  • $28,084,350
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Carolina Del Carmen to buy potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, plantains, carrots, and onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 26, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013