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Update on Marlon

With his previous Kiva loan, Marlon was able to purchase weaving yarn, steel accessories, rhinestones, gourds, and seeds in bulk. He was able to pay cash for these supplies. As a result, his business experienced an increased sales volume.

Now he is applying for a new Kiva loan so that he can buy these same materials. He needs to produce crafts for the Christmas and New Year seasons. Since his sales increase during this time, Marlon needs to have enough available inventory.

His message to the Kiva lenders is as follows: “Thank you for the financial support.” He asks that the support continue so that he can keep improving his profits and his liquidity. As a result, the standard of living for himself and his family will also improve.

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Con su anterior credikiva, Marlon compró hilos para tejer, accesorios de acero, pedrería, totumos y semillas al por mayor y de contado. Con ello su negocio aumentó el volumen de sus ventas y ahora está aplicando a un nuevo credikiva con el cual comprará estos mismos productos pues necesita producir apara la temporada de navidad y año nuevo, época en la cual las ventas se incrementan y necesita tener disponible un buen inventario. Su mensaje a los financiadores de Kiva es el siguiente: “Muchas gracias, por el apoyo financiero” y les solicita seguir recibiéndolo, para continuar mejorando sus utilidades y la liquidez, así como su nivel de vida y el de su familia.

Previous Loan Details

Marlon is 34 years old. He works creating and selling artisanal crafts, a job that has allowed him to support the wellbeing of his family, made up of his partner and their three children between 5 and 11 years old. He began this business in the year 2000, but his experience in sales began in 1997... More from Marlon's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Colombia

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 239
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $17,876,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,832.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Marlon to buy yarn, steel accessories, rhinestones, gourds, and seeds in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 26, 2012
Oct 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 7, 2014