Update on IrinaIrina is divorced. She lives with her youngest son and is a businesswoman. Irina sells women's clothing and shoes through traveling sales. She has a minibus which she uses to travel to neighboring towns and villages and sell her merchandise. Irina also goes to Odessa 2 to 3 times per month to buy merchandise. Irina has enough sale experience, very fast-selling merchandise, loyal customers and reasonable prices. Irina is requesting a loan to buy women's spring clothing and shoes. Irina plans to earn additional profits in order to improve her living conditions.
Previous Loan DetailsIrina is divorced. She has a grown son, Vladislav. Irina runs a small vending business selling men’s and women’s footwear in the markets of the Kherson region. Sixteen years ago Irina was forced to find ways to feed her family and this is when she ventured to start a business selling footwear.… More from Irina's previous loan »
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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.
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