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When our advisor visited Belquiz, she found her very happy with her Kiva loan. She was providing maintenance to her refrigeration equipment, and she now preserves her red meat better. She even had enough money to buy in greater volume, and she has more customers.

She is currently applying for a new Kiva loan in order to increase her working capital. She previously only sold to neighbors, and now with new customers from bordering neighborhoods, she needs even more money to make her purchases.

Her message to the lenders is the following: “Thanks to God and the Kiva lenders for the opportunity they have given me. With the loan I received I was able to drive my business and receive profits that were used for my family. Keep supporting me in order to increase my possibilities.”

She will use the new Kiva loan to buy meat and calves that are not yet born. This is one of the products that her customers request the most, and they turnover very quickly. Her investment is successful because she has a lot of experience in the market, she works through scheduled sales, she gets an order, and then she delivers it.

If you want to know Belkis’ history go to the following site:
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Cuando nuestro asesor vivitó a Belquiz la encontró muy contenta pues con su credikiva dió mantenimiento a su equipo de refrigeración y ahora conserva mejor sus carnes rojas; así mismo hasta le alcanzó el dinero para comprar en mayor volumen y sus clientes se han incrementado.
En la actualidad está aplicando a su nuevo credikiva, para continuar aumentando su capital de trabajo, pues anteriormente solo vendia a vecinos y ahora con nuevos clientes de barrios aledaños, está necesitando aun mas dinero para realizar sus compras; su mensaje a los financiadores es el siguiente:
" Gracias a Dios y a los financiadores de Kiva, por la oportunidad que me han brindado, pues con el crédito recibido, pude impulsar mi negocio y recibir utilidades que son reinvertidas en la familia. Siganme apoyando para aumentar mis posibilidades". Con su nuevo credikiva comprará carne y ternero de vientre pues es uno de los productos, por los que mas preguntan su clientes y rota mas rapidamente. Su inversión es exitosa porque tien mucha experiencia en el mercado, trabaja mediante venta programada, recibe el pedido y luego lo entrega. Si usted quiere conocer la historia de Belkis 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
  • 305
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $18,296,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,793.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Belquiz to buy meat and calves that are not yet born. This is one of the products that her customers request the most, and they turnover very quickly.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 12, 2011
Sep 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012