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Update on Rafael

Rafael is asking for a new Kiva loan because the Christmas and New Year season is approaching and he wants to take advantage of it to sell his products. He will use the money to buy cases of beer and soft drinks. His customers will dance to Caribbean music and be happy with their families while they drink soft drinks and beer as they receive the New Year, 2013.
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Nuevamente el señor Rafael acude a su creidkiva, porque se acercan las navidades y el año nuevo, donde debe aprovechar para vender sus productos; él comprará con su nuevo credikiva cervezas por cajas, gaseosas, principalmente, pues su clientela bailará al son de la musica del caribe y estará feliz con su familia bebiendo refrescos y cervezas y comiendo todo lo que les guste y así recibirán su año nuevo 2013

Previous Loan Details

Rafael is applying for his second Kiva loan because he wants to buy soft drinks and other beverages to sell. He is getting ready for the end of the year, when he sales increase. His previous Kiva loan was invested in 30 cases of beer and 8 cases of Poni Malta. He sold these, reinvested and used t... More from Rafael'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
  • 226
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $17,876,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,777.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Rafael to buy soft drinks and beer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 26, 2012
Dec 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014