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Update on Dolly

Dolly is very happy because Holy Week is approaching, and with it will come an increase in her fish sales. Fish is one of the traditional foods for her clients during Holy Week. Her business has grown bit by bit, and with her loans she has been able to improve her living conditions. She wants to tell the Kiva lenders that their support is very important and that she has been able to start to meet her goals. She is now applying for a new Kiva loan in order to stock up on bocachico [a Colombian fish], mojarra, lebranche, lobster, and prawns. These products are in highest demand for making the various dishes for the religious holidays. She will make money once again.
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Dolly está muy contenta porque se acerca la Semana Santa y con ella su mayor volumen de ventas en pescado, que es una de las tradicones alimentarias de los clientes en la semana mayor. Su negocio ha crecido poco a poco y con sus financiamientos ha logado mejorar sus condiciones habitacionales. Ella quiere decirle a los financiadores de Kiva que su apoyo es muy importante y que ha podido empezar a cumplir las metas propuestas. Hoy está aplicando a un nuevo credikiva para llenar sus cabas de bocachico, mojarra, lebranche, langostinos y camarones, productos que mas piden sus consumidores, para elaborar las diversas comidas que preparan en las fiestas religiosas en la que ganará dinero una vez mas.

Previous Loan Details

Dolly’s life unfolds between taking care of her two children who are 8 and 10 years old and the work she does to keep them in good conditions of wellbeing. She has her own business selling foodstuffs that she brings from a town in Magdalena Department located on the shores of the river with the ... More from Dolly'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
  • 231
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,925,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,809.3
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Dolly to buy fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2013
Mar 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014