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Mabel Aura
Mabel Aura Bozón is a very hard-working woman and the mother of just one daughter. She is currently 49 years old. Mabel sells general merchandise, especially beauty products and cosmetics, and she also has a small office with a transcription business operated by her daughter. She began her business with 500,000 COP, which her sister lent to her, and which through her hard work she was able to earn back. This has been very important for her, since because she has a business, the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation has granted her 2 loans, helping her to expand her working capital. With her loan from Kiva, Mabel will buy a new line of perfumes and cosmetics which her customers have ordered. Her customers include local workers, neighbors and family members, as well as people referred to her by her best clients.

Mabel says that with her loans from this organization, her inventory has expanded and she has gained more customers along with a significant increase in sales. Her dream now is to move her business to a store in a shopping center, where she can display her merchandise more effectively, applying all of her knowledge of the art of exhibiting her products, and where she can reach a much more affluent group of potential customers.
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Mabel Aura Bozón es una mujer muy trabajadora y madre de una solo hija, que en la actualidad cuenta con 49 años; Mabel vende mercancía en general especialmente productos de belleza y cosméticos y también tiene en su pequeña sala, el negocio de transcripciones que está a cargo de su hija. Comenzó su negocio con $500.000 COP, dinero que le prestó su hermana y con el cual a través de su trabajo ha logrado reproducir y esto ha sido muy importante porque teniendo un negocio fue como la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo le ha prestado 2 veces para ayudarla a reproducir su capital de trabajo; con su credikiva Mabel comprará una nueva línea de perfumería y cosméticos que tiene encargados entre sus clientes que son trabajadores, vecinos, familiares y referidos que le suministran sus buenos clientes.
Ella manifiesta que con sus créditos a esta organización, sus inventarios han aumentado, logrando una mayor clientela, así también el incremento significativo de sus ventas. Su sueño ahora es ubicarse en un local de un centro comercial, donde pueda mostrar su mercancía aplicando todo su conocimiento en el arte de exhibir los productos y donde observe gran afluencia de publico que puedan ser sus clientes.


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
  • 499
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,958,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,850.9
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Mabel Aura buying a new line of perfumes and cosmetics which her customers have ordered.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jul 30, 2010
Listed
Jul 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Feb 15, 2012