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Carola Cenith
Carola C. lives in the city of Cartagena with her two children ages 13 and 14. Her life has been dedicated to raising and educating her children. Carola earns a living as a seamstress, making all kinds of clothing for women, men and children. 16 years ago, Carola finished studying fashion design and decided to learn a business where she could use her skills and her creative potential. When she started, she first made clothes for women, and then gradually learned more and expanded her business to include many diverse garments. This has given a big push to her personal and professional growth. The income from her business has gone to cover most of their household costs. This is her first loan with the foundation Mario Santo Domingo, and she plans to use the money to purchase various fabrics, accessories and a button machine. Carola's dream is to have a boutique where she can show her beautiful designs and increase her income. All of this is so her children will have the best education possible, which is the biggest challenge Carola faces.
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Carola C. vive en la ciudad de Cartagena de Indias con sus dos hijos en las edades de 13 y 14 años; su vida la ha dedicado a la crianza y educación de ellos y al trabajo que realiza en su negocio, donde confecciona vestidos en todas las líneas, para damas, caballeros y niños. Hace 16 años terminó de estudiar diseño de modas y decidió emprender un negocio donde desarrollar sus conocimientos y su potencial creativo, fue así como surgió el taller de confecciones, que inició elaborando ropa para damas, pero gradualmente mediante procesos de capacitación fue aprendiendo a trabajar las diversas líneas y esto le ha dado un gran empuje a su crecimiento personal y empresarial.
Las ganancias de su negocio le han servido de mucho sobre todo en lo relacionado con buena parte de los gastos del hogar. Este es su primer crédito con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, está aplicando por un crédito por valor de $2.000.000 COP con el planea comprar telas variadas, adornos e insumos y una maquina forra botón. Su sueño es tener una boutique donde generar puestos de trabajo y exhibir sus hermosos diseños y aumentar sus ingresos, para que sus hijos tengan las mejores posibilidades de estudios y es que esto es, justamente el gran desafío de vida que enfrenta Carola.

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

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 560
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,903,600
    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 Carola Cenith she will use the loan to purchase fabrics, accessories and a button machine for her seamstress business. The income from her business supports her two children and pays for their education.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jun 30, 2010
Listed
Jun 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Aug 15, 2011