Update on Karin GroupBertha is 46 years old, married, and the mother of three children. She has had a small grocery shop for about eight years now. She has built a loyal customer base, which has helped her to earn enough money to cover her household expenses. In the future she would like to have her own retail space where she could sell her products and earn more income.
Bertha will invest this loan in the purchase of more products for her grocery store, such as rice, sugar, legumes, etc. This will let her continue to satisfy her customers' needs and get ahead in this way. Bertha and all of the group's members are very grateful to Kiva for the loan they have been granted and for the trust put in them.
Bertha is the second person from the righthand side and is wearing a lavender t-shirt. She signs off with the promise that she will achieve all of her goals.
Previous Loan DetailsJessica, 39, is the mother of two children. She has worked for four years cutting hair in her space. She has acquired loyal customers, generating earnings to cover her household expenses. Jessica would like to have her own space in the future so her beauty salon will earn more profit. She'l... More from Karin 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
In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.
Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.
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