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Ana Matilde
Ana Matilde H. E. is 38 years old and lives in the popular neighborhood San Isidro, in the city of Barranquilla. She makes buns (rolls)—a food from the Creole delicacies from the Atlantic coast. They are made with corn meal boiled in a cylindrical form and wrapped in dried Mazora leaves. For her and her partner, making these products is part of a very important family tradition that has allowed them to pay for school for many family members, some of whom have become professionals.

In addition to selling bums, they also sell fruits, meats, cheese, and even the corn water they make the buns in. They turn it into a delicious chichi. Most of their customers are neighbors from the area, restaurants, clubs, and social events in people’s homes. Ana Matilde and her husband work the business, but also hire employees to help out according to market demand.

Today they are asking for a loan of $1.600.000 they will use to buy prime materials to get to other markets and to make better repairs to the installations they have in their business. This is the fifth loan with Fundación Santo Domingo. All of her loans have been very helpful because they have reimbursed passive costs and increased their working capital.

Her immediate goal is to be able to produce greater quantities, reaching a good part of the market and having an income that allows them to live tranquilly and enjoy some family vacations.
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Ana Matilde H. E., tiene 38 años vive en el popular barrio San Isidro de la Ciudad de Barranquilla donde se dedica a la fabricación de bollos, alimento que conforman las delicias de la cocina criolla en toda la Costa Atlántica ( masa de maíz cocido en forma cilíndrica y envuelto en hojas secas de mazorca) Para ella y su cónyuge, la fabricación de este producto es parte de una tradición familiar, muy importante que les ha permitido pagar el estudio de muchos miembros de su familia, entre los cuales hay varios profesionales. Ellos al mismo tiempo que venden bollos, también venden frutas, carnes, queso, y hasta el agua del maíz en la que preparan los bollos, la convierten en una deliciosa Chicha; sus principales clientes son vecinos del sector, restaurantes, clubes y casas de eventos sociales. En esta actividad trabaja con ella su esposo y de acuerdo a la demanda del mercado incluyen empleadas para el cumplimiento de sus compromisos.

En la actualidad solicita un crédito por valor de $1.600.000 el cual utilizará en la compra de materias primas para alcanzar otros mercados y para hacer mejoras locativas en las instalaciones donde funciona su negocio Este es su quinto crédito con la Fundación Santo Domingo, todos sus créditos han sido muy funcionales porque con ellos ha reemplazdo pasivos costosos y han incrementado su capital de trabajo.
Su meta inmediata es lograr producir en mayor cantidad, hasta cubrir una buena parte de su mercado y tener ingresos que les permita vivir tranquilos y disfrutar en familia de algún dia de vacaciones.

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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.

About Colombia

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 182
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,171,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,933.7
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Ana Matilde to buy prime materials and make better repairs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Feb 19, 2010
Listed
Feb 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Apr 15, 2011