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Update on Bartola

Bartola needs the help of another loan as she wants to buy items such as canvas and needles to continue her work making hammocks in different colors and sizes. It is this trade that provides the income for her home. The previous loan helped her to buy materials to make the hammocks, leading to improved sales and more customers.
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Bartola, necesita trabajar nuevamente con un préstamo, ya que quiere comprar cáñamo, manguios y agujas, para continuar en su labor tejiendo hamacas de diferentes medidas y colores, ya que este oficio es el que le provee los ingresos para su hogar, el préstamo anterior le ayudó a comprar materiales para confeccionar las hamacas, dándole lugar a mejorar las ventas y a ganar más clientes.

Previous Loan Details

Bartola lives in San Francisco Gotera, Morazán department, with her six children, two grandchildren and her husband. She manufactures hammocks to sell. Together with her children Bartola makes hammocks daily making on the average six per month. Income from sales helps them cover household ne... More from Bartola'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
  • 541
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,742,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Bartola to buy items such as canvas and needles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2011
Dec 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Bartola. It was first posted on Kiva on Feb, 2011. Learn More