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Blanca Nelly
Blanca Nelly G., 43, lives in an area of Bogotá called Suba which, thanks to its abundant green areas and level ground makes it a beautiful natural setting for residents and employees of industries, commerce and services that surround it.

Because Blanca Nelly has an 8-year-old son that depends on her, she works intensely as a catalogue cosmetics saleswoman; she also sells clothing, home appliances and perfumes independently. She learned this skill when she studied marketing and sales and she’s been in this line of work for 12 years after leaving work in a financial institution.
In order to increase her market presence, she is asking for a $2.000.000 loan to buy clothing and cosmetics so that she will have an up-to-date stock inventory. Her customers are, for the most part, employees of companies where she used to work, co-workers of her relatives and housewives who like to be fashionable.

Blanca has been associated with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo for the last 4 years; she has received three loans in this period of time. She appreciates the financing and business training she gets from the institution because, though them, she has acquired economic solvency to buy merchandise and not lose customers who require exact and opportune responses.

Her dream is to increase her sales in order to open her own shop and become economically stable so that she can offer her son a quality education leading to a professional degree.
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Blanca Nelly G. tiene 43 años y vive en Bogotá en una localidad llamada Suba, que con numerosas zonas verdes y llanuras hace de este sector un hermoso paisaje natural para familias residentes y trabajadores de industrias, comercio y servicios que la circundan.
Blanca Nelly tiene un hijo de 8 años de edad que depende de ella, por eso trabaja intensamente como comerciante de cosméticos mediante catálogos e independientemente vende perfumería ropa y electrodomésticos, una actividad que aprendió cuando estudió tecnología en mercadeo y ventas y en la que desde hace 12 años se desempeña, después de haber dejado de trabajar en una entidad financiera. Con el propósito de aumentar su dinamismo en el mercado, solicita un crédito por valor de $2.000.000 con él comprará ropa y cosméticos, para sostener un inventario moderno, porque su clientela la conforman empleados de empresas donde antes trabajaba y compañeros de trabajo de sus familiares asì como amas de casa que les gusta estar a la moda. Blanca está vinculada a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo hace 4 años mediante los cuales ha recibido 3 créditos, ella aprecia el servicio de financiamiento y formación empresarial de esta organización, porque mediante ello ha logrado tener solvencia económica para adquirir mercancías y no perder clientes que requieren respuestas exactas y oportunas.
Sueña con aumentar sus venta para poder abrir su local y estabilizarse económicamente y asì ofrecerle a su hijo una educación de calidad hasta que sea un profesional.

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

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 278
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,618,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,941.4
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Blanca Nelly to buy women's clothing and cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 9, 2010
Listed
Apr 16, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2011