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Update on Pilar

Thank you for supporting Pilar with her previous Kiva loan that was used to purchase an industrial sewing machine and a machine to glue clasps. With the previous loan, she was able to improve the quality of her products and her efficiency. Today, she is applying for a new Kiva loan that will be used to purchase an overlock sewing machine to improve the finish of her garments and to be able to perform two tasks at once, improving her production capabilities.

Since receiving her previous loan, her infrastructure has improved, and delivering more orders has improved her quality of life through her increased income. In her message of gratitude to the Kiva lenders, she asks that they continue to support her. Pilar is very happy for everything that has been going on with her business.
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Gracias por apoyar a Pilar con su anterior credikiva mediante el cual compró una máquina industrial, y una para pegar broches. Con su credikiva mejoró la calidad de sus productos y los tiempos productivos. Hoy está aplicando aun nuevo credikiva, mediante el cual comprará una máquina fileteadora, para mejorar el acabado de la prenda y para realizar dos funciones al mismo tiempo aumentando su capacidad productiva. Desde que recibió su anterior crédito, su infraestructura mejoró y la entrega de los trabajos aumenta la calidad de vida por tener mejores ingresos. En su mensaje de agradecimiento a los financiadores de Kiva, pide que la sigan apoyando. Pilar se muestra muy feliz con todo lo que en su negocio está pasando.

Previous Loan Details

Pilar is 50 years old. She works making school and industry uniforms. She has 20 years of experience, ever since she started her first year at the school where she studied. She also saw her mum work as a seamstress and from her she learned the love and dedication to the trade. Her family is forme... More from Pilar'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
  • 387
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,282,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,932.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Pilar purchase an overlock sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 7, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2015
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Pilar. It was first posted on Kiva on Mar, 2013. Learn More