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Ana Milena
Ana Milena M. M. (pictured with Christina from the Kiva team) is 26 years old, married, has a four month old son, and resides in the subdivision of La Playa, which is a rural area of Barranquilla. She lives in a rented house with her parents, where she also has a space set aside for her business called “Sala de Belleza Milena M.” (Milena M.’s Beauty Parlor). There she offers a variety of services such as hairstyling, manicures, pedicures, and haircuts. Milena began cutting hair six years ago and started her own beauty salon four years ago with the help of her parents. She now has 120 established clients and several others who come to her shop occasionally. Milena also provides home services.

She has been affiliated with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo since 2008 and her previous loan was used to buy equipment for her work, which was a great help to her. In addition, she has different administration skills she desires to keep up to date so she attends seminars to refresh her knowledge. Milena is requesting a loan of 2,300,000 COP to buy a backwash station (for shampooing hair), salon chairs for adults and children, and a minisplit (a small air conditioning unit). With the development of her business, she hopes to fulfill her dreams: open her own beauty salon in Barranquilla and purchase the house that is being rented by her parents.
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Ana Milena M. M. (en la fotografia con Christina del equipo de trabajo de Kiva) tiene 26 años, está casada, tiene un hijo de 4 meses y vive en el corregimiento La Playa, zona rural de Barranquilla, en una casa arrendada con sus padres. En una habitación de la casa está ubicado su negocio que lleva por nombre “Sala de belleza Milena M.”, donde ofrece entre otros, servicios de peinados, manicure, pedicura y corte de cabello. Empezó motilando hace 6 años, e inició su peluquería independiente hace 4 años con el apoyo de sus padres. Ahora tiene 120 clientes fijos y otros ocasionales que vienen a su local y también le presta su servicio a domicilio. Está vinculado a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo desde el año 2.008 y con su crédito anterior ha podido comprar herramientas con las que trabaja y siente que ha sido un apoyo para ella. Es más, ha realizado varias capacitaciones administrativas para estar al día y asiste a seminarios para actualizar sus conocimientos. Ahora solicita un crédito de $2.300.000 para comprar una lavacabezas, sillas de peluquería para adultos y niños y un minisplit.
Con el desarrollo de su negocio espera cumplir sus sueños: montar su propia peluquería en Barranquilla y comprar una casa porque la actual es arrendaron por sus padres.

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.

About Colombia

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 471
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,262,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,924.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Ana Milena purchase a backwash station, salon chairs for adults and children, and a small air conditioning unit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 19, 2010
Listed
Mar 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Nov 15, 2011