Lidia Del Carmen
Update on Lidia Del Carmen48-year old Lidia is a native of León and a businesswoman. She is a single mother with three children. She sells vegetables, fruit, and meat in the neighborhoods around her house. The business has allowed her to help her family get ahead. The money she has received from loans has been key in this progress.
Now Lidia is seeking a loan to buy meat to resell, and also to buy more fruit and vegetables. Her goal is to gradually add more stock so she has new items to offer to her customers.
Previous Loan DetailsLidia lives in one of the most picturesque neighborhoods of León, where street sellers, small grocery stores, and fruit and vegetable sellers are part of daily life. She is a humble woman full of dreams and goals. She has been a seller for 20 years. She is 47 years old and has three children who… More from Lidia Del Carmen'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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