Roque De Jesus
Update on Roque De JesusRoque, 59, is married and has two offspring, 30 and 34, and he and his wife earn money for family expenses with a business of selling fruit, vegetables, and tubers. The business is open every day and he is an organized person who has managed to establish a stable business and generate income for the welfare of everyone in the home. He has regular customers to whom he extends credit and they pay him every week and every two weeks.
Now he would like to expand and have more opportunities for earning money. He has received 11 loans in the past 10 years from the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation. They have helped him finance his portfolio, increase his working capital and generate more profits each time. His loan with Kiva is #12 and he will buy a larger volume of tubers, vegetables and fruits, particularly grapes, which is one of the fruits that he sells more of for important family festivities around New Years.
Previous Loan DetailsRoque is 58 years old and has a business selling tubers, fruits and vegetables at a busy location in the center of Barranquilla. He is married and has three children ages 27 to 32. He started the business more than 15 years ago, first selling small amounts of vegetables and slowly incorporating… More from Roque De Jesus's previous loan »
About Fundación Mario Santo DomingoFundación 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.
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.
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid
- Repayment Term
- 15 months (Additional Information)
- Repayment Schedule
- Dec 29, 2011
- Dec 31, 2011
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- Oct 18, 2012
Photo from previous loan
Kiva allows our Field Partners to re-use the same photo for individual borrowers that have been posted on Kiva's website once before in a 24 month period, and we allow them to re-use group photos for up to 24 months, provided that 80% of the current group's membership is represented.
Taking, collecting, and uploading photos of borrowers is one of the most challenging elements of using Kiva for our Field Partners. In order to make Kiva easier for Field Partners to use, we have allowed them to post successive and concurrent loans without taking a new photo of the borrower if the criteria above are met.