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Noreidis Judith
Noredis A. is a young artisan and merchant. She lives with her husband and their two small children in San Jacinto, a town in the department of Bolívar. The town is well known for producing hammocks, backpacks, and the most beautiful crafts in Colombia, and that is precisely what Noredis does in her business. She learned this trade as a family tradition, and her job now allows her to help her family improve its quality of life. Through her job and the help she has already received, Noredis is working so that she can purchase her own house and provide a decent life for her children. She is also a social worker who belongs to the farmers and artisans cooperative, which has industrial sewing machines for the use of its members.

This is Noredis’s second loan with the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation. She has participated in its programs for a little less than two years—her first loan was cancelled because she invested a large part of the capital in purchasing a plot of land and had to wait to recover more of her investment. She is now seeking a loan of 2,000,000 Colombian pesos so that she can purchase supplies such as yarn, ornaments, and lining for making handbags and yarn and ornaments for making hammocks.

Her dream is to have her own house with premises for her business, and for her business to grow so that she can ensure her children’s future. The biggest challenges that Noredis faces are above all her relations with her family, since there are few employment possibilities in the town where they live.
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Noredis A. es una joven artesana y comerciante, que vive con su cónyuge y sus dos hijos menores en San Jacinto, municipio del Departamento de Bolívar donde la población sabe perfectamente como fabricar hamacas, mochilas y las artesanías mas lindas de Colombia, y es que esto es lo que justamente hace ella en su negocio. Por tradición familiar Noredis aprendió este oficio, con el que ahora ayuda a su familia a mejorar su vida, mediante su trabajo y el ahorro que desde ya , está haciendo con el fin de comprar su casa propia y proporcionarle a sus hijos una vida digna. Ella es una gestora social que pertenece a la cooperativa de agricultores y artesanos y cuenta con máquinas industriales para el uso de los asociados. Este es su segundo crédito con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo y aunque participa en sus programas hace algo menos de 2 años, pero había suspendido el crédito porque gran parte del capital lo invirtió en la compra de un lote y estaba esperando mas recuperación de su cartera. Ahora solicita un crédito por valor de $2.000.000 COP para comprar materias primas como hilazas adornos y forros para fabricar bolsos e hilazas y adornos para fabricar hamacas.
Ahora su sueño es tener una casa propia, con un local para mi negocio, crecer y asegurarles el futuro a sus hijos. Los desafíos más importantes que enfrenta Noredis son los relacionados con la familia sobre todo por las escasas posibilidades de empleo en que se encuentran en el municipio.

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
  • 247
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,479,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,898.1
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Noreidis Judith purchasing supplies such as yarn, ornaments, and lining for making handbags, and yarn and ornaments for making hammocks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jun 30, 2010
Listed
Jun 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Feb 15, 2012