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Nelson Edgardo
Nelson M. would like to thank Kiva lenders. He says "Thank you Kiva for the support that you have given my workshop. It has enabled me to take a step forward in my jewelry business".

Nelson is receiving his second Kiva loan and he is very satisfied because he will use it to buy materials for making new jewelry and accessories, especially in gold and silver. He will also mend his work counter which is in a fairly bad state of repair. He used his previous loan to buy an electroplating machine for making gold plating and a 'mototool' for polishing pieces of jewelry. If you would like to know more about Nelson's story, click on the following link:
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Nelson M. quiere agradecer a los financiadores de Kiva y dice: “gracias Kiva por el apoyo a mi taller, porque se logró dar un paso adelante en el proyecto de la prendería” . Nelson recibirá su segundo credikiva y está muy satisfecho porque con él comprará materiales para elaborar nuevas joyas y accesorios especialmente en oro y plata y también reparará su mesón de trabajo que se encuentra algo deteriorado. Con su anterior financiamiento compró una máquina de galvanotecnia para baños en oro y el motortul para pulir las prendas. Si usted quiere ampliar la historia de Nelson ingrese al siguiente enlace:

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.

About Colombia

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 237
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $17,876,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,860.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Nelson Edgardo to buy materials for making new jewelry and accessories, especially in gold and silver.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012