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Marlenis
Marlenis lives with her husband and two children, who are 14 and 16. They live in the Crespo neighborhood in the city of Cartagena, in a place that is very close to the ocean and the airport of that city. There she sells clothes that she offers through a specialized product guide. Four years ago, when Marlenis started providing transportation for children, she saw the market with the mothers of these little ones- the opportunity to sell them merchandise. She started with encouragement from a friend, who was already in the business via a catalogue. In this way, she got her first customers and gradually, with good service and what she was offering, her clientele grew. At present, the market segment that is by Marlenis is located in exclusive areas of the city of Cartagena, where she has found profitable customers who recommend her to their acquaintances. Her Kiva loan is the first loan she has had with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With it, she will buy a large volume of merchandise that coms with good discounts. Her goal is to have an effect on her customers every day. She wants to make her dream come true of making more income that will allow her to save and offer more wellbeing to her family, so that her children in the future will become successful people.
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Marlenis vive con su esposo y sus dos hijos en las edades de 14 y 16 años, en el barrio Crespo de la ciudad de Cartagena, en un sitio muy cercano al mar y al aeropuerto de esta ciudad. Allí se dedica a la venta de ropa que promociona mediante una guía especializada de productos. Desde hace 4 años cuando Marlenis se dedicó a transportar niños, vio en el mercado de las madres de estos pequeños, la oportunidad de venderle mercancías y empezó entusiasmada por una amiga, quien ya se dedicaba a este negocio a través de un catálogo. De esta manera consiguió su primer mercado y gradualmente su buen servicio y la oportunidad de su oferta hicieron que su clientela creciera. En la actualidad el segmento de mercado que aborda Marlenis, está ubicado en sectores muy exclusivos de la ciudad de Cartagena, donde ha encontrado clientes rentables que la recomiendan entre sus conocidos. Su credikiva es el primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el comprará en un gran volumen mercancías que vinieron con muy buenos descuentos. Su meta es lograr todos los días impactar un nuevo cliente, pues quiere cumplir el sueño de generar mayores ingresos que le permitan ahorrar y ofrecer un mayor bienestar a su familia, para que sus hijos en un futuro tengan las bases para convertirse en personas exitosas.

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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
  • $14,958,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,778.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Marlenis to buy a large volume of merchandise with special discounts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 30, 2011
Listed
Jul 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Oct 18, 2012