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Update on Luzmila

Luzmila is very happy, because as a result of her previous Kiva Loan she bought drinks, sweets, cleaning products and food items with which she was able to stock her store and generate a larger volume of sales. She has decided to continue growing her store and as a result is soliciting a new loan with which she will buy greater quantities of food, drinks, and canned goods. Her investment will be successful because she will buy these goods little by little, buying products that are sold frequently, in order to maintain her business well stocked so her clients can always find what they are looking for.

In her message to Kiva lenders, she sends her gratitude for the support provided, as they have enabled her to form her business, which every day exhibits a greater variety of products. She hopes that her lenders will continue supporting her.
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Luzmila está muy contenta, porque compró refrescos, dulcería, artículos de aseo y víveres con los cuales surtió su tienda y generó un mayor volumen en sus ventas y esto fue gracias a su credikiva. Su decisión es continuar creciendo y por eso acude a un nuevo financiamiento con el cual comprara víveres en mayor volumen, refrescos y enlatados; su inversión será exitosa porque lo hace poco a poco, comprando productos que se venden frecuentemente, mantiene su negocio cada vez mas surtido y a su clientela le da la sensación de encontrar todo lo que necesitan y esto es un buen punto. En su mensaje a los financiadores de Kiva, envía su agradecimiento por el apoyo brindado, pues ha logrado darle forma a su negocio, que cada día exhibe mayor diversidad de productos y espera de sus financiadores la sigan apoyandola.

Previous Loan Details

Luzmila is 35 years old. She lives in downtown Malambo, a town 10 minutes from the city of Barranquilla. She lives with her husband and two children ages 11 and 7. Luzmilla started her store 5 years ago selling a few things such as candy, Popsicles, and sodas. Then, little by little, she... More from Luzmila'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
  • 469
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,266,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,778.4
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Luzmila to buy large quantities of food, drinks, and canned goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013