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Mildred Patricia
Malambo is named after the chief of the indigenous people who founded the town. This is where 35 year old Mildred R. lives. She manages a pharmacy where she sells general medicines such as influenza remedies, laxatives, and analgesics. Viral illnesses, influenza, and diarrhea are very common in tropical environments so her pharmacy receives many orders for medicines prescribed by doctors. Mildred is applying for her first loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo in the amount of 1,500,000 COP to buy primarily influenza remedies, laxatives, and analgesics.


She started her business more than a year ago in order to take advantage of her brother’s experience. He worked as a pharmacist for more than 15 years and helped her secure the loans needed to start her business. Mildred continues to receive advice from him. She hopes to have a chain of drugstores so that she can utilize her knowledge of health, hygiene, and cosmetics. In order to do this, she wants to gradually acquire specialized equipment to proviD. these treatments. Her main challenge is not having certain medications, which has resulted in a loss of sales on a few occasions. Pharmacies are required to have a little bit of everything in order to respond to the community.


Mildred is a hardworking woman who earns extra income working as an assistant physiotherapist. She visits businesses and is well-known in her neighborhood of Bellavista, which is near Convivencia Park in Malambo. This community is known for promoting a culture that encourages the good treatment of mothers and their children. The area is also recognized for its theatrical, artistic, and cultural events.

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En Malambo una tierra fundada por indígenas bajo el mando del cacique que lleva su nombre, vive Mildred R. D. 35 años, ella tiene una farmacia donD. venD. medicamentos en general, como antigripales, purgantes y analgésicos. Como en los ambientes tropicales es muy común que aparezcan enfermedades virales, gripales y diarreicas, y a la farmacia con mucha frecuencia le solicitan medicamentos ordenados por los médicos para este fin, ella está aplicando a su primer credito a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo por valor D. $1.500.000 para comprar antigripales, analgésicos y purgantes principalmente.
Su negocio nació hace mas D. un año aprovechando la experiencia D. su hermano, quien se desempeña hace mas D. 15 como farmaceuta y le ayudó a conseguir los créditos iniciales para poner en marcha su negocio, y aun la sigue asesorando. Mildred espera que además D. tener la línea D. droguería, pueda también implementar sus conocimientos D. salud e higiene cosmética, surtiendo en esta línea y adquiriendo poco a poco equipos especializados para estos tratamientos.
El principal desafío que se le ha presentado en algunas ocasiones, es que ha perdido ventas por no tener ciertos medicamentos, porque la farmacia requiere tener D. todo un poco para responder a la comunidad.
Mildred es una mujer trabajadora, tambien obtiene ingresos adicionales como auxiliar fisioterapeuta visitando empresas y es muy conocida en su barrio Bellavista, muy cerca al parque la Convivencia D. Malambo, donD. se promueve la cultura del buen trato con madres comunitarias y los niños D. esta comunidad,
por eso se presentan muestras teatrales, artísticas y culturales.

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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
  • 246
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,479,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,000.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Mildred Patricia purchase influenza remedies, laxatives, and analgesics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 19, 2010
Listed
May 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jun 15, 2011