Update on EsterEster used the previous loan to buy general merchandise such as sugar, soap, salt and cups to sell. She is a 28-year-old woman with four children who lives in Bundibugyo, Uganda. After selling off her cocoa, she started a retail business with the profits she earned.
She is challenged by price fluctuations and customers not paying on time. Her dreams are educating her children to the university level and moving her business to a more permanent location.
Ester intends to use the loan to buy maize flour, cassava and sugar to sell in her store.
Previous Loan DetailsEster is a 28-year-old woman with four children living in Bundibugyo, Uganda. After selling off her cocoa, she started a retail business with the profits earned. She is challenged by price fluctuations and customers not paying on time. Her dreams are educating her children up to the university le... More from Ester's previous loan »
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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