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Maria Tomasa

Update on Maria Tomasa

María, due to the necessity of improving the bakery, is asking for a loan in order to buy some supplies such as flour, sugar, yeast, and a couple of pigs for the farm.

This expenditure should be as beneficial as the previous one, improving her sales and the care that she gives to the customers.

She has bettered her situation as a baker and her earnings are increasing.
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María, debido a la necesidad de mejorar la panadería, solicita un préstamo para la compra de materiales como harina, azúcar, levadura y un par de cerdos para la granja. Esta inversión espera que sea igual de provechosa que la anterior, mejorando sus ventas y la atención que brinda a los clientes.
Ella ha mejorado su condición como panadera y sus ganancias estan en crecimiento.

Previous Loan Details

María is 51 years old. She is a hard-working lady who runs a bakery and raises pigs. She lives in Corinto, in Morazán department, with her husband José Francisco, with whom she has six children. Only four of their children still live with them as the other two are married. Their children are ... More from Maria Tomasa's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 551
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Maria Tomasa to buy flour, sugar, yeast, and a couple of pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 10, 2011
Dec 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Maria Tomasa. It was first posted on Kiva on Dec, 2010. Learn More