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Carlos Alberto
Carlos is applying for his second Kiva loan, because with the previous loan he restocked his store with drinks and groceries and it went well. Now he requests a new loan to buy drinks again, because they generate the most profits for him. Carlos sends the following message to his Kiva lenders: "I really appreciate everything that you are doing for people like me, because it helps us to grow and invest new capital into our businesses."

If you want to know more about Carlos' history with Kiva, click on the following link:
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Carlos está aplicando a su segundo credikiva porque con el anterior surtió su negocio con bebidas y abarrotes y le fue bien. En la actualidad solicita un nuevo financiamiento para comprar nuevamente bebidas porque le genera mayor rentabilidad. Carlos envía el siguiente comunicado a sus financiadores de Kiva “Le agradezco mucho todo lo que hacen con las personas como yo, ya que nos ayuda a crecer e invertir un nuevo capital al negocio.”
Si usted quiere conocer la historia de Carlos 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
  • 390
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $18,296,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,767.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Carlos Alberto to buy drinks in large quantities to take advantage of a bulk discount.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2011
Aug 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2013