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Adalgiza
Adalgiza is 50 years old. She paints pictures, makes ceramics, and sells silver jewelry to order to customers she has had for many years. She lives in the city of Cartagena and is a married mother of 2 children, aged 20 and 24. Her dream is for them to be successful. 17 years ago, with severance pay from a job she used to have in a business, she began her business activity. First she sold fish, later merchandise. Gradually she gained acceptance and built her clientele. She began to sell ceramic items. She also paints little ceramic cookies, which serve as souvenirs for first communions, children's parties, quinceañeras, graduations, and decorations. She also paints pictures. All of this activity has allowed her to develop her artistic talent and because of that she feels very happy. This is the fifth loan that Adalgiza has made with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. It is to buy paint and ceramics and to sell to customers via orders they make. With the previous loans, she has been able to grow her business, increase her income and also her family's wellbeing. With her new capital, she will impact new customers. This is her goal and she has a lot of good experience in it.
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Adalgiza de 50 años se dedica a la pintura de cuadros, fábrica cerámica y vende prendas de plata mediante pedidos, a una clientela construida durante muchos años. Ella vive en la ciudad de Cartagena, es una mujer casada y tiene 2 hijos en las edades de 20 a 24 años, con quienes sueña ver exitosos ; hace 17 años con la liquidación de la empresa donde trabajaba, inicio su actividad emprendedora; primero vendiendo pescado , luego mercancías y como gradualmente tuvo mucha aceptación, aumentó su clientela y la aprovechó para ofrecerle artículos elaborados en cerámica, pues también se dedica a pintar biscochos en este material, que funcionan como recordatorios de primeras comuniones, fiestas infantiles , quinceañeros, grados , adornos y adicionalmente hace cuadros; Toda esta actividad le ha permitido desarrollar su vena artística y por eso se siente muy feliz. Este es el quinto financiamiento que hace Adalgiza a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, para comprar pintura y cerámicas y venderla as a sus clientes sobre pedidos; con los anteriores financiamientos ha logrado extender su negocio, aumentar sus ingresos y también el bienestar de su familia. Con su nuevo capital de trabajo, logrará impactar un nuevo mercado de clientes, pues esta es su meta y en ello tiene muy buena experiencia.

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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
  • 303
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  • $13,971,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,763.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Adalgiza to buy paint and ceramics to sell to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 29, 2011
Listed
Aug 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012