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Update on Nancy

Nancy used her previous loan to buy fabric, thread, lace and clothes-making accessories. Her loan was beneficial because she was able to acquire raw materials and produce more without having to depend on customer advances. Today, she’s applying for a new Kiva loan to buy raw materials like fabric, thread, lace, zippers and buttons. She believes the investment will be successful because she has more than 40 years’ experience in her business and she’ll take advantage of a peak sales season; Nancy has a well-established clientele. She sends the following message to Kiva lenders: “I thank you for all the help received and I wish much health and prosperity for you and your families.”
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Nancy invirtió su crédito anterior en la compra de telas, hilos, encajes y accesorios de modistería y su crédito la benefició porque pudo adquirir materias primas y producir más sin depender de los anticipos de los clientes. Hoy está aplicando a un nuevo credikiva que invertirá en comprar materias primas como telas, hilos, encajes, correderas, botones, inversión que proyecta tener éxito porque tiene mas de 40 años de experiencia en su negocio, aprovechará la temporada de picos altos en sus ventas y Nancy cuenta con una clientela acreditada. Ella envía el siguiente mensaje a los financiadores de Kiva: “agradezco toda la ayuda recibida y deseo para ustedes y sus familias mucha salud y prosperidad”

Previous Loan Details

Nancy, 62, is the owner of a clothes making workshop located in her home at Villa Paraiso, a suburb of Barranquilla where her three children, aged 33 to 38 years old, were born. From an early age Nancy enjoyed sewing and that's why she trained in it. She started her business 40 years ago in this ... More from Nancy'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
  • 478
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,262,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,798.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Nancy to buy raw materials like fabric, thread, lace, zippers and buttons.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Nancy. It was first posted on Kiva on May, 2011. Learn More