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Rocio
Roció S. is a woman of 29 who lives in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. There she has a business dedicated to the design and manufacture of articles of children's clothing. She lives with her common-law husband and their two children, ages 2 and 9.

Four years ago, when she was working as a production worker in a garment business, it occurred to her to begin her own business, and three years ago, she embarked on her business as a satellite garment unit. Thus they send her cut clothing (pieces) so that she can assemble it in her workshop, which is located in her own home in a very commercial district. Roció works in the assembly plant system in the children's clothing line, and she wants to advance and become more independent. She is preparing to do this, because her dream is to adapt her house, to differentiate better between her commercial production and her family life, and to make her own line of clothing in the workshop. She would design her own products and would also sell them.

This is her first loan with the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation, and she needs a Kiva loan to buy construction materials, adapt her workshop, and pay for labor for the production of children's clothing that is already in progress. Thus Roció would be taking her first steps to independently expressing her creative potential.
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Roció S. es una mujer de 29 años que vive en la capital de Colombia: Bogotá; allí tiene una empresa dedicada al diseño y confección de prendas de vestir en la línea infantil y vive con su cónyuge y sus 2 hijos en las edades de 2 y 9 años respectivamente.
Hace 4 años trabajando como operaria de producción en una empresa de confecciones, se le ocurrió iniciar su propio negocio y hace tres, lo emprendió como una unidad satelital de prendas, así a ella le envían la ropa cortada para que la ensamble en su taller, ubicado en su propia casa, en un barrio muy comercial; Roció trabaja con el sistema de maquila en la línea infantil y quiere avanzar logrando ser mas independiente, para lo cual se está preparando, porque su sueño es adecuar su casa, para diferenciar mejor la actividad productiva de su vida familiar y fabricar en el taller su propia línea de confección, de esta manera ella diseñaría sus productos y también realizaría la actividad de comercialización.
Este es su primer financiamiento con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo y requiere un credikiva para comprar materiales de construcción, adecuar su taller y pagar mano de obra de una producción de ropa infantil ya en proceso; Así Rocio estaria dando sus primeros pasos para lograr expresar independientemente su potencial creativo.

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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
  • 486
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,260,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,850.7
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Rocio buy construction materials to adapt her workshop and pay for labor to produce children's clothing that is already in progress.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 22, 2010
Listed
Nov 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jun 15, 2011