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Alicia
Alicia J. B. is an enterprising woman who sells general merchandise. She takes advantage of each season, opportunity, and customer potential to get people to be her customers. She gets customers by knowing their interests, needs, likes, and possibilities.

Alicia is a shoe designer. Even though she does not exercise this business activity, she is very creative. She knows very well which merchandise her customers would like to have. She knows what fits with the style, customer expectations, and possibilities. She has designed a system of credit sales for each of her customers. She does this in accordance with their profile.

Alicia started her business two years ago. She started with friends, and she has gradually been expanding to her neighbors and referrals in other areas.

This is her second loan with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She used the previous loan to buy fabric to make women’s bathing suits. This way she diversified her business a little, and she put her creativity and design at her customers’ service.

She is currently applying for a Kiva loan to buy merchandise like clothes, perfume, women’s accessories, and small household appliances. Mother’s Day is coming up, and her customers want to surprise their mothers and friends with items to celebrate this marvelous day.
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Alicia J. B. es una mujer muy emprendedora que se dedica al comercio de mercancía en general, aprovechando cada época, oportunidad y cliente potencial al que consigue convertirlo en su comprador conociendo sus intereses, necesidades, gustos y posibilidades. Alicia es diseñadora de calzado y aunque no ejerce esta actividad, es muy creativa y sabe identificar muy bien la mercancía que al cliente le gustaría tener, eso sí adaptado a la moda, a sus expectativas y posibilidades; así ella ha diseñado un sistema de venta a crédito para cada uno atendiéndolo de acuerdo con su perfil. Alicia emprendió su negocio hace dos años e inició entre amigos y gradualmente se ha ido extendiéndose entre sus vecinos y referidos a otros sectores.
Este es su segundo financiamiento con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo con el anterior compró telas para producir vestidos de baño femenino, de esta forma diversificó un poco su negocio e imprimió su creatividad y diseño al servicio de sus clientes. En la actualidad está aplicando a su credikiva con el cual comprará mercancía como ropa perfumes, accesorios femeninos electrodomésticos menores pues se acerca el día de la madre y sus clientes quieren sorprender a las madres de su familia y amigas con detalles para celebrar este maravilloso día.
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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
  • 464
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,266,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,795.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Alicia to buy merchandise like clothes, perfume, women’s accessories, and small household appliances.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 20, 2011
Listed
Apr 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Dec 15, 2011