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Astrith Candela
Astrith is very serious about her work. Not even the traffic accident that caused her fractures and required reconstructive surgery on her feet caused her to stop working. She is a very entrepreneurial woman and the mother of three children, between the ages of 18 and 26, for whom she has made a great daily effort. She has earned her position as mother head of the household through the work she has done. She began selling coffee and aromatic drinks door to door and in shopping centers. After she had the accident mentioned earlier, she began selling again before she was completely recovered. Now she has a business where she sells cosmetics through catalogs and has been getting encouragement from “Fundación Mario Santo Domingo” for the past four years.

She will use the money from this Kiva loan to buy shoes and other items that are being offered at a discount through her catalog; items such as perfumes, creams, nail polish, eyeliners, mascara, and hair treatments. This will allow her to increase her working capital because she hopes to be able to get a house in a good location so that she can run her store from there and move toward prosperity.
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A Astrith mujer muy seria no la para nadie trabajando, ni siquiera un accidente de transito que le causó fracturas y por el, tuvieron que reconstruirle sus pies. Ella es una mujer emprendedora, madre de tres hijos que ya están en las edades de 18 a 26 años y por los cuales ha venido esforzándose día a día, mediante un trabajo persistente en los diversos negocios que ha tenido a lo largo de su carrera y como mama jefe de hogar. Inició en el año 2004 vendiendo café y bebidas aromáticas puerta a puerta y en los centros comerciales, pero una vez sufrió el accidente mencionado, casi sin recuperarse totalmente empezó a vender mercancía y en la actualidad tiene un negocio donde comercializa cosméticos por catálogos y que la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo ha venido apoyando hace 4 años; Hoy amerita su credikiva, con el comprará calzado y productos que están en descuento en su catalogo como perfumes, cremas, pinta uñas, delineadores, pestañina, bases y tratamientos de cabello para continuar aumentando su capital de trabajo, porque sueña con adquirir su viviendo en un buen sitio para allí mismo tener su miscelánea y caminar hacia la prosperidad.


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
  • $13,496,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,810.9
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Astrith Candela inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Aug 28, 2010
Listed
Aug 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Nov 15, 2011