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Update on Rafael

Rafael sells merchandise and makes clothing at the same time. When he received his previous Credikiva loan, he bought various home appliances. He also made shirts and pants that he sold very quickly because they were commissioned. Rafael’s business has earned a good reputation, and his quality of life has improved. He would like to say the following to his Kiva financers: “Thank you for the support that you give through loans because they help a lot.” Rafael’s new loan will be used to buy merchandise and some supplies for making clothing. He will be successful, since his investment is planned and guaranteed.
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Rafael está dedicado a la venta de mercancía y confecciona de prendas a igual tiempo, por eso cuando obtuvo su credikiva compró artículos variados para el hogar y también elaboró camisas y pantalones que vendió muy pronto, pues estaban encargadas. Su negocio ha crédito y su nivel de vida se ha incrementado; él dice a sus financiadores de Kiva lo siguiente: “gracias por el apoyo que dan con los créditos, porque ayudan bastante. Su nuevo crédito lo invertirá en la compra de mercancías y algunos insumos para la confección y tendrá éxito, pues su inversión está planificada y garantizada.

Previous Loan Details

Rafael used his previous Credikiva loan to buy merchandise which he then sold, and also to invest in materials and supplies to make all kinds of clothing, which was very helpful. Recently he has bought two machines and sales have increased. Currently Rafael wants to take advantage of the Decemb... 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
  • 243
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,895,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,777.8
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,375 helped Rafael to buy merchandise and some supplies for making clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2014