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Diana Patricia
Diana lives in the beautiful city of Cartagena de Indias with her 1 year-old son who is the main reason for all her hard work. She works hard to provide for him and so that she can offer him better possibilities for future success. Diana has a business where she sells clothes and accessories. She started her business a year ago when she wasn't able to find work. She had to make income and support her baby.

With the support of her family members, Diana set up a small store where she sells all kinds of clothes. She started out selling women's clothes but gradually started selling men's clothes too. She made the most of her sales location, offering merchandise which was most in demand with her customers. She has gained a lot of customers in her area.

This Kiva loan is Diana's first loan with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She will use it to buy women's, men's and children's clothes, in preparation for Father's Day as customers have made orders with her for this date because families want to dress up in order to share the day together.

Diana's dream is to expand her business and continue to attract new customers so that she can increase her income and get her son ahead in life.
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Diana vive en la bella ciudad de Cartagena de Indias con su pequeño hijo de 1 año de edad que es su máximo impuso para el arduo trabajo diario, con tal de lograr su bienestar y ofrecerle mejores posibilidades de éxito futuro. Ella tiene un negocio donde vende ropa y accesorios, que inició hace un año cuando no encontraba empleo y debió prepararse, generar ingresos y sostener a su bebé. Con la ayuda de sus familiares, ella emprendió un pequeño almacén donde hoy vende todo tipo de ropa, inicialmente comenzó la línea femenina, gradualmente adicionó la línea masculina y aprovechó su punto de venta para ofrecer las mercancías más solicitadas por su clientela y con ello ha ganado mucha aceptación en su sector. El Credikiva es es su primer financiamiento con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el cual comprará vestidos femeninos, masculinos e infantil, preparándose para las próximas celebración del día del padre, pues le han hecho pedidos en el marco de esta fecha, porque las familias quieren verse elegante al compartir en este día. Su sueño es ampliar su negocio logrando todos los días nuevos clientes, para aumentar sus ingresos y sacar a su hijo adelante.

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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

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 267
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,479,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,825.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Diana Patricia to buy women's, men's and children's clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 18, 2011
Listed
May 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Feb 17, 2013