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Victoria
Pica Rica fast foods is the business that Victoria M. G. chose 12 years ago in order to have more free time to spend with her family. She studied pastry and confectionery when she retired from a company in 2001 where she was a worker. She made pastries, cakes, small meat pies and catering for parties and banquets.

That is her background and it's also what she does today in her store in the Los Angeles de Soledad neighbourhood, where she lives with her spouse. They have 3 children between the ages of 23 and 28. They are all professionals now, thanks to the efforts and persistence of everyone in the household.

This will be her 12th loan with Fundacion Mario Santo Domingo, and she is requesting $2.000.000. She will add it to the money she has been saving since 2009, and buy an industrial mixer and a motorcycle to use for her deliveries. Victoria says that since she invested in this organization, her business has changed due to the fact that with the injection of the new funds, she has been able to make a more diverse range of products, adapt them to the demands of the market, and positively impact it. In so doing she has made new contacts, which has grown her business and increased her orders. Her goal now is to formalize the business and continue to expand it because that is a great challenge.

Victoria is a very well known woman in her neighbourhood and she benefits from the environment of her community, whose festivities' patron saint is St. Pancracio. This generates many local festivities such as bingos, races, and parades, and with them a multitude of customers.
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Comidas Rápidas Pica Rica es el negocio que escogió Victoria Mejía González desde hace 12 años para tener más tiempo disponible con su familia. Ella estudió repostería y pastelería cuando se retiró de una empresa en el 2001 siendo operaria y se inclinó por la elaboración de deditos, pastelitos, empanaditas y comidas para fiestas y banquetes como su emprendimiento y esto es lo que ahora prepara en su negocio ubicado, en el barrio Los Ángeles de Soledad, donde vive con su cónyuge y tiene 3 hijos en las edades de 23 a 28 años, ya convertidos en profesionales con los esfuerzos y persistencia de todos en el hogar.
Este es su crédito # 12 con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, solicita un monto por valor de $ 2.000.000, el cual completará con su ahorro que realizó desde el 2009, para comprar su batidora industrial y una moto como medio de transporte para sus repartos. Victoria dice que desde que ingresó a esta organización, su negocio ha cambiado debido a que con las nuevas inversiones de los créditos, logró elaborar productos diversificados y adaptados a los requerimientos del mercado e impactarlo positivamente, por eso ha conseguido nuevos contactos y con ello la ampliación de su negocio y el aumento de sus pedidos. Su meta ahora es formalizarlo y continuar expandiéndolo porque este es justamente su gran desafío.
Victoria es una mujer muy conocida en su barrio y aprovecha para su negocio el ambiente en que se desenvuelve la comunidad donde habita, que tiene como patrón de sus festividades a San pancracio y esto genera muchas festividades vecinales como bingos, corridas, procesión y con ello una multitud de potenciales clientes.

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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

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 486
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,958,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,953.4
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Victoria to buy an industrial mixer and a motorcycle for deliveries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 21, 2010
Listed
Apr 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Oct 15, 2011