Update on Manuel FranciscoManuel used his previous Kiva loan to travel to El Carmen de Bolívar and buy a large quantity of avocados which he sold both directly and also to his customers who are fruit distributors. He is very enthusiastic about his Kiva loan and is now requesting a new one so that he can make another investment in another very profitable [native] fruit called 'corozo'. He will soon be traveling to La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, one of Colombia's heavenly locations, to buy it. While he is there, he will enjoy the beauty of the landscape and make his purchase.
Previous Loan DetailsManuel is 38 years old and lives in the southwest of the city. He has 3 children between the ages of 10 and 15 years old. He has a business through which he sells fruit in the many city neighborhood and with which he’s supported himself and his family. Initially he was an assistant in a cabinetry... More from Manuel Francisco'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
- 13 months (Additional Information)
- Repayment Schedule
- Jun 29, 2012
- Jul 19, 2012
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- Nov 27, 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.