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Maria De Los Santos

Update on Maria De Los Santos

María is requesting a new loan now that she needs to buy more supplies, like plantains and other things. She will also buy cement, bricks, metal sheets and other materials to improve her house.

The previous loan helped her with her business. With the profits she has made, she has improved her house. Her family’s living conditions have improved and her children's studies are going well.
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María, solicita un nuevo préstamo por la necesidad de comprar más mercadería, como lo es plátanos verdes entre otros alimentos; también cemento, ladrillo, lamina, otros para hacerle mejoras a su vivienda.
El crédito anterior le ayudo para comprar para el negocio, tambien ha realizado de sus ganancias mejoras a su vivienda. Las condiciones de vida han mejorado para su familia y en los estudios de sus hijos.

Previous Loan Details

María is a homemaker who lives with her husband and her three sons. She works selling plantains and also works doing household jobs. The selling of plantains she began two years ago and she learned it from her family. She is asking for a loan for the purchase of a freight of green plantain... More from Maria De Los Santos'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
  • 528
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,794,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Maria De Los Santos to buy plantains and some building materials for her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Maria De Los Santos. It was first posted on Kiva on May, 2012. Learn More