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Update on Rosalba

Rosalba bought canvas, thread, adhesive, and other supplies for making more bags to sell. Her loan was beneficial because she was able to increase her sales and generate more profits to strengthen her business.

At the moment, Rosalba is applying for another Kiva loan so that she can buy manufactured bags to offer and sell. This will give her a variety of goods that is greater than if she produced the bags herself. She aims to be successful with this Kiva loan.

Rosalba sends the following message to the Kiva lenders: “Thank you for supporting Colombian micro-entrepreneurs so that they can move forward with the goals they have set.”

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Rosalba compró lona, hilos, pegantes y demás materiales, con los que elaboró muchos bolsos que vendió. Su crédito la benefició, porque incrementó sus ventas y obtuvo mayores utilidades que fortalecieron su negocio. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, con el cual comprará bolsos elaborados para tener mayor variedad de lo que produce y lo que compra para vender, esto le da una diversidad en su oferta, apuntándole a tener un éxito con su credikiva. Su mensaje a los financiadores de Kiva es el siguiente: " Gracias por apoyar a las microempresas colombianas para salir adelante con sus objetivos propuestos”.

Previous Loan Details

Rosalba used her previous Kiva loan to purchase supplies and materials for making bags and briefcases that she sold during the school season. She is now applying for a new loan, which she will use to purchase faux leather, leather, rubber, and other supplies for making more bags and briefcases. ... More from Rosalba'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
  • 507
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,250,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,780.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Rosalba to buy manufactured bags.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014