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Amparo Cecilia

Update on Amparo Cecilia

Amparo bought materials such as leather soles, faux leather, thread, and glue, and made new sandal designs that she sold to her customers. Since she made this investment with resources from Kiva she increased her production and sales and worked comfortably without losing money to high costs. This is why she has this message for her lenders: "I'm happy to be a beneficiary of this wonderful program. I wish you and your families all the best."

Currently she's applying for a new Kiva loan to buy a new sewing machine and shoemaking supplies such as soles, synthetic materials, leather, thread, and accessories.

She plans to surprise her customers by bringing out beautiful new designs in accordance with her customers' needs. She hopes to generate new income to give her business a breath of fresh air.
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Amparo compró materiales como suelas cuero, cuerina, hilos pegantes e hizo nuevos diseños de sandalias que vendió a su clientela. Desde que hizo esta inversión con recursos de Kiva aumentó su producción y sus ventas, trabajó mas tranquilamente sin prestar dinero a costos altos y por eso envía el siguiente mensaje a sus financiadores: “Estoy feliz de ser beneficiaria de este programa tan maravilloso, deseo para ustedes y sus familias lo mejor: “
En la actualidad está aplicando a un nuevo credikiva, mediante el cual comprará una nueva máquina de coser, materiales para zapatería como suelas, sintéticos, cuero, hilos y accesorios, con los que planea sorprender a su clientela sacando al mercado nuevos y hermosos diseños a la medida de sus clientes y espera generar nuevos ingresos que oxigenen su negocio..

Previous Loan Details

Amparo is 51 years old and lives in the Puerto Colombia municipality, situated on the shore of the Caribbean Ocean. She has 3 children from 22 to 24 years of age, and dedicates herself to making women’s shoes from a workshop located in her small house. In her enterprise, she makes shoes for wom... More from Amparo Cecilia'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
  • 375
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,230,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,815.6
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Amparo Cecilia to buy a new sewing machine and shoemaking supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Amparo Cecilia. It was first posted on Kiva on May, 2012. Learn More