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Juana used her previous Kiva loan to buy footwear, women’s clothes, perfume, purses and small home appliances that she quickly sold and slightly increased her working capital with this. Currently, she’s getting ready to receive her second Kiva loan that she’ll invest in merchandise her customers have ordered from her due to the approach of the Day of Love and Friendship when her customers want to give small gifts like beauty products, accessories, purses, clothes, etc. to their family members, friends and sweethearts that Juana will get for them.

Her message to Kiva lenders is the following: “May life shower you with blessings for doing such noble deeds.” If you’d like to read Juana’s story, please click on the following link:
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Juana con su anterior credikiva compró calzado, ropa para damas perfumes, bolsos y electrodomésticos menores que vendió rápidamente y con ello aumentó ligeramente su capital de trabajo. En la actualidad se prepara para recibir su segundo credikiva el que invertirá en mercancía encargada por sus clientes, a propósito de que se acerca el día del amor y de la amistad y sus clientes quieren obsequiar pequeños detalles a sus familiares, amistades y enamorados, que Juana les conseguirá como productos de belleza, accesorios, bolsos, ropa etc. Su mensaje a los financiadores de Kiva es el siguiente: “Que la vida los colme de bendiciones por realizar tan noble labor.” Si usted quiere leer la historia de Juana 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
  • 236
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,895,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,782.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Juana to buy beauty products, accessories, purses, clothes, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2011
Sep 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2012