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Maria Berta

Update on Maria Berta

María is requesting a new loan so that she can strengthen her business of selling "alborotos" (a sweet snack made from sorghum, similar to popcorn balls). The money will help her obtain corn, sorghum, and unrefined sugar since these ingredients are used in preparing the "alborotos".

María considers this loan to be a great help in improving the condition of her business. This will provide what she needs to continue making "alborotos". In her previous experience, she was able to continue making sales.

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María, está solicitando un nuevo préstamo, ya que tiene la iniciativa de fortalecer el negocio de la venta de alborotos, esto le ayudara para que pueda obtener maíz, maicillo y dulce de panela, que son los usados en la preparación de los alborotos.
Ella considera que este préstamo le ayudara nuevamente a mejorar la condición del negocio, dándole lo necesario para continuar produciendo los alborotos, ya que con su experiencia anterior ha logrado permanecer realizando la venta.

Previous Loan Details

María lives in San Miguel, in San Miguel department. She is a single mother of two children but she lives alone because her children already have their own homes. María is 51 years old and sells popcorn. She set up this business 10 years ago on her own initiative. She works every day from 7.0... More from Maria Berta'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
  • 530
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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 $300 helped Maria Berta to buy corn, sorghum, and unrefined sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Maria Berta. It was first posted on Kiva on Jan, 2011. Learn More