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Shirley is applying for her second Kiva loan that will be invested in ingredients to increase Arequipes [Colombian caramel candy] production. She used her previous Kiva loan to buy work tools and raw materials with which she attained a new increase in production.

Her message to lenders is the following: “I’m very grateful to you because thanks to the loans I’ve been able to move my business forward and little by little it’s going to become the business I hope to have. Please continue to support me.”

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Shirley ésta aplicando a su segundo credikiva el cual será invertido en insumos para aumentar su producción de ariquipes; con su anterior credikiva compró implementos de trabajo y materias primas, con las cuales logró un nuevo aumento en su producción. Su mensaje a los financiadores es el siguiente: “Les agradezco mucho, ya que gracias a su créditos he logrado sacar mi negocio adelante, y poco a poco se convertirá en el negocio que espero tener “. “Que me sigan apoyando” Si usted quiere leer la historia de Shirley ingrese al siguiente enlace:

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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
  • 320
    View loans »
    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $18,147,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,782.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Shirley to buy raw materials to make arequipes [Colombian caramel candy].
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 3, 2011
Sep 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012