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Update on Francia

Francia used her previous Kiva loan to buy supplies and materials she used to manufacture purses, hammocks and still had enough money to buy a display case. She’s currently applying for a new Kiva loan she’ll use to buy thread to make new hammocks and purses taking advantage of the soon to arrive vacation season when customers on their way to Cartagena buy traditional San Jacinto crafts from her, products from the hands of women who preserve their traditions.

Her message to Kiva lenders is the following: “I am very grateful for the loans and I hope you will continue supporting me so that I can reach my dream of having a well-stocked crafts store and to sell much more.”
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Francia con su credikiva anterior, compró insumos y materiales con los que fabricó bolsos, hamacas y hasta le alcanzó su dinero, para comprar una vitrina. En la actualidad está aplicando a un nuevo credikiva, con el cual comprará hilos y fabricará nuevas hamacas y bolsos, aprovechando que muy pronto llega la época de vacaciones y sus clientes al pasa para Cartagena, le compran las tradicionales artesanías de San Jacinto, producto de las manos de mujeres fieles a su tradición. Su mensaje a los financiadores de Kiva es el siguiente: “ Estoy muy agradecida con los préstamos y espero que me sigan apoyando para poder cumplir con el sueño de tener un local con amplia variedad de artesanías y vender mucho mas. “

Previous Loan Details

Francia is a 33 year-old woman who lives in the town of San Jacinto, in Bolívar department, with her husband and her 13 year-old son who is in school. Francia's business is making handicrafts. She has been doing this for three years. She previously used to sell her products to order only but s... More from Francia'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
  • 377
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,230,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,776.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Francia to buy thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 29, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Francia. It was first posted on Kiva on Jul, 2011. Learn More