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Lucia Pabla
Lucia lives in the city of BarranquilL. with her husband and two children, ages 20 and 16 respectively. There she has a business selling beauty products, clothing, and shoes of all brands. She started this business with the intention of helping her husband with the household expenses and generating some self-employment income while fulfilling her responsibilities as a wife and mother. In her business, Lucia extends credit to her customers with terms that are based according to income level. This explains why her business has gained wiD. acceptance. This Kiva loan is her second occurrence of financing through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She plans to buy a display cabinet and to restock with more merchandise. At the moment, everything is kept in boxes. She also plans to buy beauty products that her customers have ordered, so she wants to be able to fulfill their requests. Lucia’s greatest strengths are her experience and her ability to proviD. service, which are good indicators of a successful investment as evident by the many orders she has received from her existing customers.

Her greatest challenge is acquiring her own home, so she has already applied for the Construction Program of Sustainable Communities which is headed by Fundación Mario Santo Domingo in Villas D. San Pablo, located in the city of BarranquilL.. Lucia is excited about receiving a housing subsidy.

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Lucia vive en L. ciudad D. BarranquilL. con su esposo y sus dos hijos en las edades D. 20 y 16 años respectivamente; allí tiene su negocio D. venta D. productos D. belleza, D. ropa y calzado en todas las líneas, el cual inició para apoyar L. gestión D. su esposo en el hogar, mediante L. generación D. ingresos independientes en un trabajo autónomo, que permitiera responder D. manera simultánea a sus compromisos como madre y esposa. Lucia en su negocio venD. mediante crédito, otorgando plazos pactados con sus clientes D. acuerdo con sus ingresos y es por esto que su negocio goza D. gran aceptación D. parte D. ellos. Su credikiva es el segundo financiamiento que hace a L. Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el comprará una vitrina y L. surtirá con mercancías, que aún tiene guardadas en cajas y también comprará artículos D. belleza que han encargado sus clientes y con ellos sería oportuna en dar respuesta. Su mayor fortaleza es su experiencia y su capacidad D. servicio, lo cual pronostica una inversión exitosa además D. que está hecha sobre pedidos D. clientes ya conocidos. Su mayor desafío es tener casa propia y ya ha accedido al programa D. construcción D. comunidades sostenibles, liderado por L. Fundación Mario Santo Domingo en Villas D. San Pablo, ubicado en L. ciudad D. BarranquilL.., con el cual se siente ilusionada por llegar a tener el subsidio D. vivienda tan anhelado

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
  • 356
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,636,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,760.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Lucia Pabla to purchase a display cabinet and various types of merchandise to restock her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012