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Esther Judith

Update on Esther Judith

With her previous loan, Esther bought materials and made a variety of purses and backpacks, which sold quickly while adding to her customer base. Now she has come to Fundación Mario Santo Domingo for new financing to buy more supplies and materials and create new designs. She is taking advantage of her new location at the corner of the market. Here she will show the finely crafted purses and backbacks she has made by hand. She is certain she will get increasing recognition from tourists who pass by. She is very grateful to Kiva lenders for their support and wants them to know this.
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Esther con su credikiva anterior compró materiales y elaboró bolsos y mochilas de diversos diseños, que vendió muy pronto y aumentó el volumen de su clientela. Hoy se ha acercado a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, para aplicar a un finaciamiento, mediante el cual comprará nuevamente insumos y materiales fabricará nuevos diseños, aprovechando el punto comercial donde hoy está ubicada,que es al margen de la variante, allí hará la exhibición de mochilas y bolsos, producidas con sus propias manos y con la delicadeza que la caracteriza. Con ello muy seguramente tendrá cada vez mas reconocimiento de turistas que por allí transitan. Ella está muy agradecida con los financiadores de Kiva pues la han apoyado con sus préstamos y quiere que lo sepan.

Previous Loan Details

Esther is 48 years old and lives with her husband. They have three children who are between the ages of 19 and 30. Two of her children are already independent and her youngest daughter is still under her responsibility. Esther lives in the town of San Jacinto, a place known for “vertical knitt... More from Esther Judith'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
  • 389
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,237,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,790.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Esther Judith to buy more supplies and materials and create new designs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013