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Herminda Rosa
Anyone in Altos D. San Pedro Mártir, Cartagena, who is looking for a smart new outfit will know who to go to: Candelaria Jiménez D. Castro, who offers these services out of her small store in which she also sells decorative household items and other products.

Candelaria sells items for every occasion, especially accessories for girls, alongsiD. hardware products, but also has a true flair for sewing and repairing garments. For this reason she is seeking another small loan of $2,200,000 Colombian pesos from the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo to buy her very own sewing machine, so she is not totally reliant on using her neighbor's machine.

At first Candelaria had a tiny store in the Blas D. Lezo neighborhood where she sold soft drinks, staples and foodstuffs. Then she became a member of Fundación Mario Santo Domingo and has proven to be very responsible in managing and paying off small loans. Two prior micro-loans have allowed her to increase her working capital and acquire needed furniture and other items; she notes that “my life has changed since I've had the opportunity to grow my own business and develop an entreprenueurial vision, extending this to my home and organizing greater participation of my family in running the business." She is fully confident that she can better organize the store's infrastructure with the help of her family.

Candelaria Jiménez has grown immensely from her community activities, both in her administrative acumen as also in her efforts to improve conditions in her neighborhood, to the benefit of the entire community.
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Cuando en Altos D. San Pedro Mártir, barrio ubicado en L. ciudad D. Cartagena, preguntan por arreglo D. ropa, es muy bien sabido que donD. Candelaria Jiménez D. Castro, L. señora que tiene un miscelánea y venD. detalles para el hogar y productos D. ferretería, también ofrecen este servicio y saben que es muy responsable en el cuidado D. L. prenda.

El negocio D. candelaria es vender detalles para toda ocasión, especialmente accesorios para niñas y mercancía D. ferretería, pero también se dedica a L. costura y reparación D. prendas D. vestir; justamente está solicitando a L. Fundación Mario Santo Domingo su segundo crédito por valor D. $2.200.000 comprar una maquina D. coser con el fin D. no seguir utilizando L. máquina D. su vecina.

Al principio Candelaria una minitienda en el barrio Blas D. Lezo donD. vendía refrescos, víveres y abarrotes al detal. Al principio se vinculo a L. Fundación Mario Santo Domingo en el programa D. grupos solidarios donD. demostró ser un cliente muy solidario y cumplido en sus pagos. Actualmente se encuentra vinculada en el programa D. microempresas donD. ya tiene 2 créditos individuales que le han servido para aumentar su capital D. trabajo y adquirir muebles y enseres; elL. dice: “Mi vida ha cambiado muchísimo ya que he tenido L. oportunidad D. crecer con mi empresa y tener una gran visión empresarial, L. cual me ha permitido aplicarL. en mi hogar y D. esta forma organizarme mas con mi familia y hacerL. mas participe en mi negocio”.Su meta y mayor desafío inmediato es organizarlo físicamente en su vivienda y siente que va a lograrlo con el respaldo D. su familia.

Candelaria Jiménez es una mujer que ha crecido como persona y emprendedora a L. vez porque participa D. muchas actividades formativas, tanto en el plano administrativo como en el mejoramiento del oficio con instituciones que en su barrio, trabajan en beneficio D. sus habitantes.


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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
  • 269
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,479,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,019.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Herminda Rosa to buy a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 30, 2010
Listed
May 10, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jun 15, 2011