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Estefania
Estefanía de Jesús lives in Cartagena’s Calamares neighborhood where she manufactures clothes that she sells on credit. A companion encouraged her to get into the dressmaking world teaching her the art so that two years later she was able to make her own designs and attain abundant clientele. She took advantage of the fact that she had a sewing machine that she’d acquired in 1976, which she still uses, because she says that the stitch this old machine makes is still the best. Because Estefanía is very creative, she recently went into making ceramic decorations and she makes money doing this as well.

This is her fifth loan with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo and her second with Kiva. She will use it to buy materials and supplies like, fabric and thread, to sew with taking advantage of the fact that she has many pending orders.

She sends the following message to lenders: “I am grateful for the support provided. I hope you will continue to support micro entrepreneurs that so need help.”


http://www.kiva.org/lend/187438
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Estefanía de Jesús vive en el barrio los Calamares de la ciudad e Cartagena allí se dedica a la confección de ropa que financia a crédito. Una compañera apoyó a Estefanía para iniciarse en el mundo de la confección, pues ella le enseñó el arte para que dos años después se dedicara a hacer sus propios diseños y conseguir una abundante clientela, aprovechando que tenia una maquina adquirida desde el año 1976, en la que aun confecciona, porque ella dice que la puntada de esta antigua maquina es la mejor. Como Estefanía es muy creativa hace poco incursionó en la fabricación de adornos en cerámica y también a eso le gana dinero; Este es su quinto financiamiento con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo y su segundo credikiva, con él que comprará materiales e insumos como telas e hilos para confeccionar, aprovechando ahora que tiene muchos pedidos. Ella envía el siguiente mensaje a sus financiadores: “Agradezco la ayuda prestada y ojala sigan apoyando a los microempresarios que mucho lo necesitan.”
http://www.kiva.org/lend/187438

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
  • 279
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,618,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,877.7
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Estefania to buy sewing supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 30, 2011
Listed
Apr 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2012