Leónidas decided in favor of a new loan because he needs the money to invest in planting staple foods. With this money, he will pay the rent on three blocks of land for the new planting, and also for the labor to gather the previous harvest.
The effect of the previous loan was quite a productive crop, from which he has gotten a harvest to feed his family. He feels he has adequately supported himself, and that his work with Kiva has been beneficial to him.
Leónidas, se decidió por un nuevo préstamo, porque necesita dinero para invertir en la siembra de granos básicos, con este dinero pagara el alquiler de tres manzanas de terreno para realizar la nueva siembra, tambien la mano de obra para sacar la cosecha anterior.
El efecto que le tuvo con el préstamo anterior fue un cultivo bastante productivo, del cual ha sacado cosecha para la alimentación de su familia, él considera que se ha mantenido en las condiciones adecuadas, su trabajo con Kiva le ha sido de provecho.
Previous Loan Details
Leónidas lives in his own house; he’s a widower. He works in agriculture to support himself. He learned the planting process when he was young and his father introduced him into the occupation; he has experience in this type of work.
He is currently starting the planting and is asking for ...
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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.
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Leonidas. It was first posted on Kiva on May, 2012. Learn More
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.