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Sugeivis
Sugeivis is a young woman that lives in San Jacinto, a population predominantly of hammock and backpack craftsmen, but there are also woodwork activities and a smaller number of shopkeepers. There Sugeivis has her own business called Furniture and Handicrafts of San Jacinto, for the past two years since she switched from her job as an electric household appliances shopkeeper to do the work she does today. She brings from Sampues, a municipality of the department of Sucre, rocking chairs and furniture sets for the living room and bedroom, and sells them in San Jacinto and in Valledupar. In the latter she also sells the famous handicrafts of her native San Jacinto to meet the requests of her clients that are teachers and independent workers.

Sugeivis is very happy with her business and depends economically on it, in addition to having to care for her grandmother and a sister. With her Kiva credit, she will buy hammocks, bags, bedroom sets, dining room sets, and leather chairs that she has already ordered. Her main goal is to prosper with her business, increase her sales, and through this to receive more recognition in the community. Also, she wants to help her sister continue studying. Among her challenges, she says that sometimes she has customers that are difficult to collect from, that react in an aggressive matter, but she has finally figured out how to handle each situation and in the future this experience will help her make better selections. She wants to progress and be very successful despite all the adversities.
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Sugeivis es una joven mujer que vive en San Jacinto, población de gran predominio de artesanos de hamacas y mochilas, pero también concurren las actividades derivadas de la madera y en menor proporción los comerciantes; allí Sugeivis tiene su negocio llamado Muebles y Artesanías San Jacinto, desde hace dos años cuando cambió su actividad como comerciante de electrodomésticos, para dedicarse a lo que hoy hace: ella trae desde Sampues, municipio del departamento de Sucre, mecedoras, juegos muebles para la sala y para dormitorio, los comercializa en San Jacinto y en Valledupar, lugares y en esté ultimo agrega para su venta las famosas artesanías de su natal San Jacinto, para complacer los pedidos de sus clientes que son docentes y trabajadores independientes.
Sugeivis es muy feliz con su negocio y depende económicamente de él, además de tener a cargo su abuela y una hermana; con su credikiva, comprará hamacas, bolsos, juegos de cuarto, juegos de comedor y sillas en cuero que ya tiene encargado. Su principal meta es prosperar con el negocio, aumentar las ventas y lograr que este adquiera mayor reconocimiento de la comunidad, así mismo desea ayudar a su hermana para que siga estudiando. Entre sus desafíos cuenta que algunas veces se han presentado clientes de difícil cobro, que reaccionan de manera agresiva, pero finalmente ha sabido sortear cada situación y en el futuro esta experiencia le ha servido para seleccionarlos mejor, pues ella quiere progresar y ser muy exitosa por encima de todas las adversidades.

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
  • 293
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,933,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,806.7
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Sugeivis to buy hammocks, bags, bedroom sets, dining room sets, and leather chairs which she has already ordered.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 27, 2010
Listed
Sep 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Sep 17, 2011