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Sonia Marcela

Update on Sonia Marcela

Sonia has opted for a loan to strengthen the business because these months are more productive for sales. She will buy fresh, seasonal fruit like mango, jicama and papaya and will also buy fireworks that are traditionally sold in December. She considers that her previous loan helped her business to be profitable because having what was necessary kept her customers satisfied. With her family life, she bought metal sheets to roof the business and used profits to buy what was necessary for her home.
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Sonia, se ha decidido por un préstamo para el fortalecimiento del negocio, ya que estos meses son más productivos para vender, comprara frutas frescas de temporada, mango, jícama, papaya, tambien comprara pólvora (cohetes) que por tradición se venden para el mes de diciembre.
Ella considera que el préstamo anterior le ayudo a que el negocio fuera rentable, con lo necesario para la venta, los clientes estuvieron satisfechos. En su vida familiar, compro láminas para cubrir el negocio, con las ganancias ha comprado lo necesario para el hogar.

Previous Loan Details

Sonia lives with her mother and her son. She’s single and for the last twelve years has been selling peeled fruit. She works in her fruit business from Monday to Sunday; she learned it from her mother a long time ago. She wants to expand sales but needs to buy more fruit and does not have ... More from Sonia Marcela'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
  • 608
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,015,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Sonia Marcela to buy mangoes, jicama, papaya and also to buy fireworks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 14, 2012
Dec 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Sonia Marcela. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2012. Learn More