Virgen De La Puerta Group
Update on Virgen De La Puerta GroupThe members of the communal bank “Virgen de la Puerta” are happy because they’ve completed their 11th loan cycle. Juliana is 55 years old. She’s single with three grown children and one in school. She’s been selling household utensils and bedroom accessories for 36 years. In years past she did domestic labor. This was how she could be both mother and father to her son. She will invest this loan in the purchase of bedroom accessories like sheets for summer and pajamas for children and adults. Her greater goal is to buy a stand where she can sell her products. The group is very grateful for the Kiva lenders for the loan they’ve offered. Juliana is in the middle of the people who are standing and wearing purple sweater dress.
Previous Loan DetailsThe "Virgen de la Puerta" has eight enterprising members who are now on their tenth cycle. Milagros is 43 years old: she is married and has two children. Three years ago she opened a small grocery store in her home, with the aim of supporting her husband with household costs. In addition to… More from Virgen De La Puerta Group's previous loan »
About EDAPROSPOEDAPROSPO seeks to use micro-credit to foster productive commercial activity for the sake of economic and social development within vulnerable urban and rural sectors traditionally neglected by commercial banks. By offering innovative products such as technical education loans and microfinance groups for young people, EDAPROSPO helps disadvantaged Peruvians lift themselves out of poverty.
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 is a Group Loan
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid
- Repayment Term
- 6 months (Additional Information)
- Repayment Schedule
- Nov 14, 2013
- Nov 28, 2013
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- Apr 16, 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.