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Ruby Ester
Ruby is happy with her previous Kiva loan because she was able to increase her sales of handbags, hammocks, and backpacks in the tourist district of Tolú. She is now applying for a new Kiva loan so that she can buy yarn and handicrafts in order to continue distributing her products and increase her operating capital. Her dream is to open a warehouse in a good location along the Troncal del Occidente Highway, which is in the commercial district of San Jacinto.

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Ruby está feliz con su anterior credikiva, porque gracias a este pudo aumentar sus ventas de bolsos, hamacas y mochilas en la Zona Turistica de Tolú; en la actualidad está aplicando a un nuevo credikiva con el cual comprará hilos, y artesanias para continuar su distribución de productos y aumentar su capital de trabajo, porque su sueño es tener un almacen bien posicionado en la carretera Troncal del Occidente que es la zona comercaial de San Jacinto. Si usted quiere conocer la historia de Ruby ingrese 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
  • 394
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,282,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,778.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Ruby Ester to buy yarn and handicrafts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 8, 2011
Sep 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012