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Wendy Pola
Wendy, a young lady who is 23 years old, is the owner of the Quik variety store, in the Santa Maria neighborhood of the city of Barranquilla, where she lives with her husband, In 2009 she decided to open her own business after having worked and gained several years of experience as a store saleslady. Wendy is from San Onofre in the department of Sucre, but moved to Barranquilla with her parents when she was two years old. They provided her with well-being, an education and a pro-active attitude regarding work.

She studies liberal arts, Spanish and foreign languages at the university, while also holding a job. She sells ladies' and men's clothing, as well as different accessories, on a credit or cash basis, whichever is most convenient for her customers who live mainly in her neighborhood. This is her first loan and it will be used to buy men's clothing, colognes, scarves and various accessories. This is in preparation for the high demand that will come with the celebration of Father's Day, usually a very busy time when normal sales increase. Her dream is to have several sales points and finish her education to try and become a national policewoman. She will work hard to make it happen.
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Wendy es una joven de 23 años de edad, propietaria de variedades Quik , negocio ubicado en el barrio Santa Maria de la ciudad de Barranquilla donde vive con su cónyuge; desde el año 2009 decidió emprender su propia aventura de negocios, después de haber trabajado y adquirido durante varios años experiencia como vendedora de un almacén; Wendy es procedente de San Onofre una población del departamento de Sucre y llegó , cuando tenía 2 años, a la ciudad de Barranquilla de la mano de sus padres, quienes le han provisionado bienestar y la posibilidad de estudiar, acompañada de una actitud proactiva hacia el trabajo. Ella estudia licenciatura en humanidades, lengua castellana e idiomas en la universidad y simultáneamente trabaja. En su negocio vende ropa femenina y masculina, así como también accesorios tipo miscelánea, que ofrece mediante el sistema de crédito y también de contado respondiendo a las necesidades de su clientela, ubicada principalmente en el barrio donde vive. Este es su primer financiamiento y con el comprará ropa para caballeros, colonias, pañuelos y accesorios varios, preparándose para atender la demanda que viene a propósito de la celebración del día del padre, época de mucho movimiento comercial, durante la cual se incrementan sus ventas usualmente. Su sueño es tener varios puntos comerciales y terminar sus estudios universitarios para postularse en la Policía nacional como profesional y ella trabajará persistentemente para lograrlo.

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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
  • 136
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $12,811,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,825.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Wendy Pola to buy men's clothing, colognes, scarves and various accessories.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 25, 2011
Listed
May 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Mar 15, 2012