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Update on Martina

With her last CrediKiva, Martina purchased maize, meat, chicken and eggs, and carried out some maintenance to her stove and her cooler. Now she is in a less stressful situation, because everything is in good working order, but she still has hopes to improve her position. Her current goal is to achieve a more comfortable environment for herself and her customers, so she is asking for a loan to renovate her place of work. She will buy basic materials and a new cooler to increase her refrigeration space, because there is not enough space for currently her meat and vegetables. With this investment she will feel much more positive because, little by little, she is managing to bring her business to the appropriate standards for handling food; the meat will be properly refrigerated and she will also be able to obtain discounts for buying in greater volume, something which guarantees the success of her investment. Her message to Kiva's lenders is the following: ' Your support is very important. You are giving help to small business owners so that they can move forward and achieve their dreams of giving a good life to their families.'
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Con su credikiva anterior compró Maíz, carne, pollo, huevos e hizo mantenimiento a su estufa y a su enfriador, ahora está mas tranquila, porque todo marcha bien, pero con ganas de seguir mejorando; su meta actual es lograr un ambiente mucho mas confortable para ella y sus clientes, por eso está aplicando a su credikiva, con el cual adecuará su espacio locativo, comprará materias primas e insumos y un nuevo enfriador para aumentar su espacio de refrigeración pues en el anterior, sus carnes y verduras no caben. Con esta inversión se sentirá mucho mejor, porque poco a poco, va logrando que su negocio se vea con las condiciones que requiere el manejo de alimentos, las carnes con una refrigeración adecuada, además de que obtendrá descuentos por compras en mayor volumen y esto es justamente lo que garantiza el éxito de la inversión. Su mensaje a los financiadores de Kiva es el siguiente: “Su apoyo es muy importante, están dándole apoyo al pequeño empresario para que salga adelante y pueda cumplir sus sueños para sacar adelante a su familia. “

Previous Loan Details

Martina R. P., a native of San Vicente de Chucurí, a municipality in the Santander department, lives in the suburb of Ciudadela Metropolitana in the Soledad municipality, part of the metropolitan area of Barranquilla. She is a mother and head of the family, and lives with her 20 year old son who ... More from Martina's previous loan »

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.

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.

About Colombia

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 470
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,266,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,805.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Martina to renovate her place of work by buying basic materials and a new cooler.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 30, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013