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With her previous loan, Mercedes bought fabrics and accessories for making clothes, especially outfits for girls. She plans to use her second Kiva loan to buy fabrics, accessories, and pay for labor so that she can complete a large important order. Mercedes sends the following message to Kiva lenders: “I am grateful that you have given older people like me the opportunity to work.”

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Mercedes compró con su anterior financiamiento telas y accesorios para producir prendas de vestir para niñas especialmente. En la actualidad planea su segundo credikiva, con el cual comprará telas, accesorios y pagará mano de obra pues tiene un pedido de importante tamaño que desea cumplir. Su mensaje para los financiadores de Kiva el siguiente:
“Estoy muy agradecida por darles la oportunidad de trabajar a personas de la tercera edad como yo.”
Si usted quiere conocer la historia de Mercedes 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
  • 354
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,636,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,792.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Mercedes to buy fabrics, accessories, and pay for labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 19, 2011
Sep 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2012