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Danis Esther
Danis Esther has a micro-business selling telecommunication services and general merchandise. She lives in the "Limón" neighborhood with her husband and her eight-year-old twins. This is her first loan through the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation. She plans to use it to buy a photocopy machine to increase her copying services since she is unable to provide large volume service, which is in demand. Danis needs to be competitive in her business in order to generate more income. She wants to take advantage of the physical infrastructure she has and the current market, offering national and international telephone, fax, internet and photocopy services.

Danis also sells merchandise through specialized catalogues such as beauty products, personal care, cosmetics and ladies' accessories. Her goal is to diversify her business by adding stationery supplies and grow enough to be able to have her own home. Meanwhile, her business gives her a profit of 20.7%, with a turnover of 4 days. She works hard to make her business stable so that she and her family can carry out their dreams.
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Danis Esther tiene una microempresa donde ofrece servicios de telecomunicaciones y también vende mercancía en general. Ella vive en el barrio el Limón con su cónyuge y sus dos hijos en las edades de 8 años cada uno. Este es su primer financiamiento con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo y tiene como meta invertirlo en la compra de una fotocopiadora, para aumentar los servicios de fotocopiaje que aún no presta en masas, tal como su clientela lo requiere, pues ha aumentado y Danis necesita ser más competitiva en su negocio, para generar mayores ingresos, aprovechando su infraestructura física y su mercado actual, donde ofrece servicios de telefonía nacional e internacional , fax e internet y fotocopiaje; así Danis mismo vende mercancía mediante guías especializadas, como productos de belleza y de aseo personal, además de cosméticos y accesorios femeninos . Su meta es diversificar su negocio, adicionando productos de papelería porque quiere crecer y responder a su gran desafío de tener su propia casa. Mientras tanto sus negocios le ofrecen una rentabilidad no menos del 20,7% y sus inventarios rotan cada 4 días y ella se esmera permanentemente por trabajar en función de hacer de su negocio una empresa estable, para unida a su familia alcanzar sus sueños.

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
  • 265
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,496,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,780.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Danis Esther to buy a photocopy machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 27, 2011
Listed
Apr 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jun 15, 2012