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José Luis

Update on José Luis

Jose invested his previous loan in exercise bicycles and machinery with which he strengthened his offer. Since he received the loan, his business has grown and he feels very satisfied. His main news is that his older daughters are studying a university course and this is his greatest happiness. Currently, he is applying for a new loan with which he will buy elliptical machines to respond to demand from young people who need to do standing aerobic exercise and need to toughen their muscles. His goal in the future is to manage to acquire his own home and to buy a shop to give formality and positioning to his business. He says to his Kiva lenders: "I am very thankful" and he asks them to "keep supporting us small business people."
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José invirtió su anterior credikiva en bicicletas estáticas y maquinarias con lo que fortaleció su oferta. Desde que recibió su crédito, su negocio ha crecido y se siente muy satisfecho. Su principal novedad es que sus hijas mayores están estudiando una carrera universitaria y esa es su mayor alegría. En la actualidad está aplicando a un nuevo credikiva con el cual comprará bicicletas elípticas, para responder a la demanda de jóvenes que requieren hacer ejercicios aerobicos de pie y necesitan endurecer sus musculos. Su meta mas adelante es lograr adquirir su propia vivienda y comprar un local para darle una formalidad y posicionamiento a su negocio. Ella dice a sus financiadores de Kiva: “Estoy muy agradecida” y les pide “que sigan apoyando a nosotros los pequeños comerciantes”. “

Previous Loan Details

José is a 38 year old man living with his spouse and four children, whose ages range from 7 to 17 years, in Costa Hermosa, a neighborhood located in the municipality of Soledad which is 15 minutes from the city of Barranquilla. He is very well known in this community because he offers an exe... More from José Luis'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
  • 394
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,230,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,797.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped José Luis to buy elliptical machines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2012
Oct 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2013