Update on ElianaThanks to the support of her previous Kiva loan, Eliana purchased vegetables such as tomatoes, onions, carrots, cucumbers, fresh green beans, as well as a cart for transporting these products to her customers. With this investment, she was able to attract more buyers and reduce the cost of transportation, which increased her earnings. At the moment, Eliana is able to provide more support for her four children with the added income. She sends the following message to the Kiva lenders: “Thank you for the support and the trust you have shown to me by providing this loan.”
Eliana is now applying for another Kiva loan so that she can buy potatoes and vegetables since these products are in great demand. She expects these products to generate immediate sales, which will result in more income.
Previous Loan DetailsEliana, age 37, has four children from the ages of 9 to 15. She works persistently in her own business in the heart of Barranquilla. She sells very fresh tropical fruits and vegetables in large volume. She sells things like tomatoes, onions, carrots, cucumbers, beets, potatoes, 'lulo' (a native… More from Eliana's previous loan »
About Fundación Mario Santo DomingoFundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD) is a non-profit organization in northern Colombia dedicated to developing programs for the country’s poorest communities. In addition to numerous social services, FMSD runs a microfinance program to strengthen micro-businesses in the areas where it works. The organization also offers several non-financial components as part of this program, including training to help entrepreneurs start their own businesses.
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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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid
- Repayment Term
- 14 months (Additional Information)
- Repayment Schedule
- Apr 17, 2013
- Apr 21, 2013
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- Jan 24, 2014
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.