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Eva Del Carmen

Update on Eva Del Carmen

Eva, who is 53 years of age and a merchant, makes and sells tortillas and meals. Her first Kiva loan was of much help, coming as it did when she most needed it, permitting her to make additional investment in her business, and to improve, little by little, her humble residence. The loan also made it possible to diversify her business.

Eva now needs financing to purchase more rice, sugar, corn, and firewood, because she wishes to sell more meals and to continue her daily struggle to achieve a better quality of life.

One of Eva's future plans is expand her business.
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Eva, 53 años de edad, de oficio comerciante, se dedica a la elaboración y venta de tortilla Y comida. Su primer préstamo Kiva fue de mucha ayuda pues llego cuando mas lo necesitaba le permitió invertir mas en negocio, y mejorar poco a poco su humilde vivienda y la impulso a diversificar mas su negocio.
Esta necesitando financiamiento para comprar arroz, azúcar, maíz, leña, pues su deseo es vender todas sus comida y luchar cada día por lograr alcanzar una mejor calidad de vida. Unos de sus planes futuros es poder ampliar su negocio.

Previous Loan Details

Eva is originally from the community of San Nicolás, on the outskirts of Estelí but now she lives in Estelí. She is a single mother of two children, ages 16 and 18. She had a minimal knowledge of business as before this she worked s a housekeeper. She realized she wasn’t earning much as a houseke... More from Eva Del Carmen'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 Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 59
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Eva Del Carmen to buy rice, sugar, corn, and firewood for preparing tortillas and meals to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2013
Apr 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013