Gloria Del Carmen
Update on Gloria Del Carmen56-year old Gloria del Carme is married and has a son. She lives in Chinandega which is located in the western part of the country. It's known as a productive business area. Gloria earns her living selling soft drinks, popsicles, chocolate-covered bananas etc. She also sells pigs, pork, and fried snacks. Known as a hardworking woman with a desire to get ahead, Gloria has run her business from her home for ten years.
She has worked with the Foundation in the past and demonstrated responsibility with the loan repayments. The money she needs now is for working capital to buy stock for her store: sugar, fruit, pickling spices, pigs to butcher, meat pasties, fried snacks, lard etc. Gloria is grateful for the help Kiva donors provide to poor people and poor countries like Nicaragua so that people can have work.
Previous Loan DetailsGloria Del Carmen is an enterprising woman who has been working with Fundación León 2000. She has proven herself to be a responsible person with goals in life. Her greatest dream is to grow her business since she has many ideas for new product lines so she can offer her customers variety. She ... More from Gloria Del Carmen's previous loan »
Fundación Leon 2000This loan is administered by Fundación Leon 2000. Fundación Leon 2000 began operations in 1993 as the first microfinance institution to serve the western part of Nicaragua, a country which continues to be one of the poorest in the western hemisphere. Fundación Leon 2000 works to further the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises through credit services and management, applying the best credit industry practices and technical expertise. Additionally, Fundación Leon manages several business and financial education programs in the community, specifically for young entrepreneurs and at-risk youth. Fundación Leon 2000’s group of experienced and dedicated employees works in 7 offices in Leon, Chinandega, Chichigalpa, Somotillo, Jinotepe, El Sauce, and Nagarote and serves several thousand clients (the majority of whom are women).
Concurrent and Successive Loans
Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.
This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid
- Repayment Term
- 15 months (Additional Information)
- Repayment Schedule
- Oct 30, 2012
- Nov 28, 2012
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- Jul 18, 2013
Photo from previous loan
Kiva allows our Field Partners to re-use the same photo for individual borrowers that have been posted on Kiva's website once before in a 24 month period, and we allow them to re-use group photos for up to 24 months, provided that 80% of the current group's membership is represented.
Taking, collecting, and uploading photos of borrowers is one of the most challenging elements of using Kiva for our Field Partners. In order to make Kiva easier for Field Partners to use, we have allowed them to post successive and concurrent loans without taking a new photo of the borrower if the criteria above are met.