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Arlett Del Socorro

Update on Arlett Del Socorro

Arlett bought beers, fizzy drinks and a marquee with her last Kiva loan. Now her business looks more comfortable and she can work under protection from the sun and rain. She can also rent out the marquee when she is not working and this provides her with another source of income. She is currently applying for another Kiva loan that she will use to buy crates of beers and fizzy drinks and a generator for the business. Arlett sends this message to Kiva: "Dear investors, I hope you continue with this work. We are very grateful that you are helping and my family to progress in the business".
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Arlett con su previo credikiva compró cervezas gaseosas y una carpa, Ahora su negocio luce más cómodo y puede trabajar protegida del sol y de la lluvia. Su nueva carpa le ha generado la oportunidad de alquilarla en el momento en el cual no está trabajando en ella y eso le representa un nuevo ingreso. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, mediante el cual comprará cervezas gaseosas por cajas y una planta eléctrica para el negocio. Ella envía el siguiente mensaje a Kiva: ”Señores financiadores, ojalá continúen con esta labor y estamos agradecidos por ayudarme a mi y a mi familia para progresar en mi negocio.

Previous Loan Details

Soon they will celebrate Carnival in Barranquilla, and all the people in the city are preparing to enjoy themselves, each in his or her own way. The merchants are stocking their businesses, so that they can respond to their customers' requests with beverages, foods, handicrafts, costumes, parade ... More from Arlett Del Socorro'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
  • 244
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,895,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,804.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Arlett Del Socorro to buy crates of fizzy drinks and beers and a power generator for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014