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Claudia
Claudia L. C. is a woman who lives in Cartagena de Indias, a walled in, colonial and tourist city. In this ambience of beach, breezes and ocean, Claudia has several businesses. She started in the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo more than 15 years ago and has received 22 loans. Her first activity was realted to a small business selling merchandise via catalogues, or specialized product guides. Then, inspired by her parents activities, also a part of the Foundation's programs, she added the activity of selling beverages such as beer from a small cooler. She still has the cooler and has added making frozen food. These activities continue generating her income and she dreams of making them grow more every day to continue improving her quality of life. At present, her small freezer is not in the best condition and she needs to replace it soon. That is why she is turning to Kiva loans to buy a new cooler to go from small scale beer selling to providing a larger quantity for stores and other establishments. Her dream is to buy her own house, because at present she lives in her parent's house. They have always supported her in all of the things she has done in life.
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Claudia L. C. es una mujer que vive en Cartagena de Indias, ciudad amurallada, colonial y turística; en este ambiente de playa, brisa y mar, Claudia tiene varios negocios; ella inició en la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo hace alrededor de 15 años y ha recibido 22 financiamientos, su primera actividad vinculada fue una pequeña venta de mercancías mediante catálogos, o guías especializadas de productos, pero inspirada por la actividad de sus padres, que también formaban parte de los programas de la Fundación, adicionó a su actividad la venta de refrescos como cervezas en un pequeño enfriador, que aún conserva y también agregó la producción de congelados, actividades que aún siguen generándole ingresos y con las que sueña hacerlas crecer cada día más para continuar aumentando su calidad de vida. En la actualidad su pequeño enfriador no se encuentra en condiciones óptimas y ella necesita reemplazarlo rápidamente, por eso recurre a su credikiva con el cual comprará un nuevo enfriador, para pasar de la venta de cerveza a l detalle, a proveer en mayor cantidad a las tiendas y otros establecimientos. Su sueño es comprar su casa propia, porque en la actualidad vive en la casa de sus padres, quienes siempre la han apoyado en cada uno de los propósitos de su vida.

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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
  • 502
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,958,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,817.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Claudia to buy a cooler.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 8, 2011
Listed
Apr 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Nov 15, 2012