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Update on Nidia

Nidia bought groceries with which she stocked her store. With this, sales have increased and also her income. Her shop now has better infrastructure. Her dream for the future is to add a floor to her home so that she can locate her store on the first floor and her family on the second. She sends her thanks to Kiva because she says that, "Without these loans I would be at a standstill, and wouldn't be able to keep moving forward."

Now she is applying for new credikiva loan, with which she will buy groceries, snacks, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. She knows by experience that getting ready for the Christmas and end-of-year holidays will make her credikiva loan the best investment.
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Nidia compró víveres con los cuales surtió su tienda, con ello se han incrementado las ventas y sus ingresos también, su local ahora tiene una mejor infraestructura. Su sueño más adelante es hacer su casa de dos plantas, para ubicar la tienda en el primer piso y a su familia en el segundo. Ella envía agradecimientos a Kiva , porque dice que “sin estos préstamos quedaría estancada y no podría seguir avanzando”. En la actualidad está aplicando a un nuevo credikiva, con el cual comprará víveres, rancho, refrescos y licores , pues conoce por experiencia que preparándose para las fiestas del año nuevo y las navidades, hará de su credikiva la mejor la mejor inversión.

Previous Loan Details

Nidia, age 49, is the owner of a pub, which includes a snack and foodstuffs store. She has always had a motivation for business. When she started she did so with a restaurant together with her brother-in-law. They also sold cold drinks there. She realized that the greatest volume of their s... More from Nidia'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
  • 401
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $18,296,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,822.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,650 helped Nidia to buy groceries, snacks, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2012
Nov 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Nidia. It was first posted on Kiva on Mar, 2012. Learn More