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With her first Kiva loan, Maria V. was able to buy a printer, repair her copy machine, and also buy printing supplies. She will use the new loan she is applying for in the following way: to buy stationary supplies, do renovations to improve her place of business, and repair her refrigerator in order to continue selling soft drinks, which also helps her earn income. Maria sent the following message for Kiva's lenders when saying goodbye to her loan advisor: "May God bless you and continue providing you the spirit so that you may keep helping other people like myself in this way."

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Maria V. con su primer credikiva logró comprar una impresora, reparó la fotocopiadora y compró también insumos de impresión; con su nuevo credikiva, al cual está aplicando lo invertirá de la siguiente manera: Con una parte comprará papelería, con otra parte hará adecuaciones locativas a su negocio y con el resto reparará su nevera para continuar vendiendo refrescos que le representan también otros ingresos; Cuando su asesor de crédito se despidió de Maria envió las siguientes palabras a los financiadores de Kiva: “Que Dios los bendiga y siga colocando en ustedes ese espíritu para que puedan seguir ayudando a otras personas así como a mí”
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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

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 363
    View loans »
    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,083,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,811.1
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Maria to buy stationary supplies, make improvements to her place of business, and repair her refrigerator.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 13, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012