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Diana Maria
Diana lives in the Santa Maria neighborhood, located in the southwest of the city of Barranquilla. She has five children between the ages of 12 and 27. When she was 13 years old, she started working as a domestic employee, and continued doing so until she was 40 years old. Then, she decided to follow her dream of having a business. She took advantage of her knowledge of how to prepare fried foods and started with just a large bowl in front of her house. She later added stuffed potatoes, pastries, lunches, and now fast foods, and this is how she has succeeded in supporting herself and her family. Today, she has three adult children and two who are still in her care. She struggles for them so that they can achieve their dreams and have successful futures.

This credikiva is Diana's first loan through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She will use it to buy a canopy for her hot dog cart and to invest in purchasing ingredients in larger quantities. She will be able to carry those savings over to her selling prices.

Her dream is that her adult children will achieve complete independence and that her entire family will improve its quality of life each day.
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Diana vive en el barrio Santa Maria al suroccidente de la ciudad de Barranquilla y tiene 5 hijos en las edades de 12 a 27 años. Desde los 13 años trabajó como empleada del servicio doméstico hasta que cumplía los 40 y decidió seguir su sueño de tener un negocio; aprovechando su conocimiento en la elaboración de fritos, comenzó con una ponchera en la puerta de su casa y posteriormente agregó papas rellenas, pasteles, almuerzos y ahora comidas rápidas; de esta manera ha logrado surgir con su familia, hoy con hijos adultos y dos menores a su cargo, por los cuales se esfuerza para lograr que ellos cumplan sus sueños y sean un día exitosos. Su credikiva es el primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el comprará una carpa para su carro de perros, y también invertirá en insumos en mayor cuantía, para lograr ahorros en sus compras y trasladárselos a los precios de venta. Su sueño es que sus hijos adultos logren plena independencia y que toda su familia logre aumentar su bienestar cada dio más.

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

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 487
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,259,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,747.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Diana Maria to buy a canopy for her hot dog cart and to buy ingredients in larger quantities.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 12, 2011
Listed
Jul 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012