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Blanca Lidia

Update on Blanca Lidia

Blanca has decided to request another loan because she wants to expand her sales in her business. She will buy products such as tomatoes, onions, corn, oil, seasonings, and a portion of firewood to make tortillas and, in the afternoon, meat pies and snacks. This will help her have the necessary materials to make the products. For the firewood, buying it in cash will help her get a better price.

She says the previous loan had a positive effect because she made the necessary purchase to improve her customer service selling tortillas. This has been very useful for increasing her sales. With this loan she wants to offer another line to her customers.
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Blanca, se ha decidido a solicitar otro préstamo, porque quiere aumentar las ventas en el negocio, para eso comprara productos como tomates, cebollas, maíz, aceite, condimentos, y una parte de leña, para preparar tortillas y por las tardes pasteles y antojitos, ya que esto le ayudara a tener los materiales necesarios para la elaboración de los productos y en la leña al comprarla en efectivo le ayudara para encontrarla a menor precio.
Ella manifiesta haber tenido un efecto positivo del préstamo anterior, porque realizo la compra necesaria para mejorar la atención a los clientes en la venta de tortillas, la cual ha sido muy útil para que sus ventas aumentaran, con esta inversion quiere ofrecer un rubro mas a los clientes.

Previous Loan Details

Blanca, age 37, lives in San Miguel in the Department of San Miguel with her children (ages 10 and 8) who are financially dependent on her. She sells tortillas and begins her work at 10am. Her advantage is that there are no other tortilla vendors nearby, so she is able to attract customers. ... More from Blanca Lidia'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
  • 481
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,326,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Blanca Lidia to buy tomatoes, onions, corn, oil, seasonings, and firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2012
Mar 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Blanca Lidia. It was first posted on Kiva on Mar, 2011. Learn More