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German Gustavo
Germán Garzón Rodríguez bought wood materials and canvasses with his previous Kiva loan and was able to slightly increase his capital. At present, he is preparing himself to apply for his second Kiva loan. With it, he will buy turpentine, leather parchment, oil paints, canvasses, and beeswax to make lamps, coatracks and paintings. With these products he will diversify what he offers, because he brings new models to the market and he knows what will make an impact. He has all of his creativity and inspiration implicit in his products and serves his customers and admirers of good art.

“Thanks for letting my artistic work be known" is the message that German sends to his Kiva lenders.

If you want to know German's story, you can go to the following link:
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Germán Garzón Rodríguez con su anterior credikiva compró materiales de madera y lienzos y logró aumentar ligeramente su capital. En la actualidad está preparándose para aplicar a su segundo credikiva, con el cual comprará aguarrás, pergaminos en cuero, oleos, lienzos, cera de abejas, para fabricar lámparas, percheros y pinturas, con estos productos diversificará su oferta, porque viene con nuevos modelos al mercado y él sabe que va a impactar, porque tiene en sus productos implícita toda su creatividad e inspiración, al servicio de los clientes y admiradores del buen arte.
“Gracias por dar a conocer mi trabajo artístico” es el mensaje que Germán envía a su financiadores de Kiva .
Si usted quiere conocer la historia de German puede ingresar al siguiente enlace:

Additional Information

About Fundación Mario Santo Domingo

Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD) is a non-profit organization in northern Colombia dedicated to developing programs for the country’s poorest communities. In addition to numerous social services, FMSD runs a microfinance program to strengthen micro-businesses in the areas where it works. The organization also offers several non-financial components as part of this program, including training to help entrepreneurs start their own businesses.

About Colombia

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 365
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,629,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,892.9
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped German Gustavo he will buy turpentine, leather parchments, oil paints, canvasses, and beeswax to make lamps, coatracks and paintings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 18, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2011