El Eucalipto Group
Update on El Eucalipto GroupSanta is from the residential unit of Emiliano Zapata. She says that she has already completed several loan cycles with VisionFund in the group called "El Eucalipto" (The Eucalyptus), and that she likes how the lending agency works. She says, "The payments have not been hard to make, and apart from that, I have the opportunity to save and to stock my grocery store."
She says that she has had a small grocery store in her community for 20 years and that it was one of the first that existed in her town. She is asking for this loan to improve her shop. Although it is small, she keeps it very well stocked. It is in her home and her spouse built a little room out of wood so that she could put her business there. She wanted to start this type of business because she didn't have a stable job since she hadn't studied beyond primary school, and she couldn't find work elsewhere. Since she saw that there weren't any shops close to her home, she decided to start one.
She buys her products in different shops in the town of Zitacuaro, where they give her low prices. With the loan she is requesting, she wants to stock her shop with items like eggs, bleach, sugar, milk, beans, toilet paper, tissues, lightbulbs, napkins, soft drinks, snacks, bread, cookies, canned chiles, tuna, sardines, mayonnaise and cream. She also wants to get tomatoes, onions, serrano chiles and manzano chiles, which she says she will buy at the wholesale food market in Zitacuaro.
Santa's goal is to be able to build her shop out of a material that won't get ruined by the weather. The other group members are named María Margarita, Elvira, Lilia, Fausto, Ma. de los Ángeles, Cleotilde, Virginia, Camerina and María Guadalupe. They will invest in their businesses and buy fruits and legumes from the region, items for grocery stores, and jewelry items to re-sell.
Previous Loan DetailsPerla is 34 years old and is married to Marcos, who works in the United States. They have two children who are in primary school who are Perla's pride. She says that she is part of the Eucalipto group, and that they gave themselves that name because the group meets under a eucalyptus tree so th... More from El Eucalipto Group'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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