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Update on Marvin

Marvin needs a new loan to buy ingredients to make pupusas: string cheese, corn, fried pork, firewood and gas. With this, she’ll have what’s needed for her daily sales. She feels that she increased production with her previous loan; she had all the necessary supplies to make her sales and her economic conditions have improved, she has what’s most needed at home.
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Marvín, tiene la necesidad de un nuevo préstamo, para invertir en la compra de materiales para la elaboración de pupusas: quesillo, maíz, chicharrón, leña y gas, con esto lograra tener lo más necesario para realizar la venta diaria.
Con el préstamo anterior considera que creció su producción, realizando las ventas con todos los materiales necesarios, sus condiciones económicas han mejorado, teniendo lo más necesario para el hogar.

Previous Loan Details

Marvín administers a cafe where she sells pupusas (The pupusa is a popular El Salvadoran dish made of a thick, corn tortilla filled with anything from meats to cheeses to refried beans to pork rinds). She lives with her mother and three children. Since she is a single mother, they depend on her... More from Marvin's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 845
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,256,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Marvin to buy string cheese, corn, fried pork, firewood and gas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2012
Dec 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Marvin. It was first posted on Kiva on Jun, 2012. Learn More