Update on Alenys MelethWith her Kiva loan, Alenys bought everything she needed to increase sales in her fast food business, and thanks to the loan, this was exactly what she managed to do. Now she wants to buy a blender, pots, pans and a stove, which will make her work more comfortable and will make her more efficient in serving her customers. In addition, she will buy some raw materials and supplies in large quantities, so that she can continue to take advantage of discounts for buying in bulk and for cash purchases. This is exactly what makes the Kiva loans successful. Her message to the Kiva lenders is the following, "I wish you many blessings, and hope that you will continue supporting small business-people so that they can fulfill their dreams of accomplishing their goals."
Previous Loan DetailsAlenys B. is a young woman who lives with her parents and brother in a very close family environment in Carrizal neighborhood of Barranquilla. This is a cheerful, party area and it is where Alenys runs her business selling fast food such as 'salchipapas' (a combination of sausage and French fries… More from Alenys Meleth'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
- May 11, 2012
- May 28, 2012
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- Apr 18, 2013
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.