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Claudia
Claudia is a young businesswoman who works in the retail trade and sells food. Through these businesses, she has been able to push forward in order to help her large family with their income. There are several businesses that operate in her home. Her father has a rented store while she and her mother prepare and sell food. They work every day from 6am to 3pm.


At 21 years of age, Claudia’s main goal is to finish her university studies which is why she strives to grow her business every day. She is currently applying for her first loan from Fundación Mario Santo Doming and will use the money to buy ingredients and supplies for her dishes. Claudia will also make renovations to her kitchen and living room because she wants to have an organized space in her house for selling food. Her business is currently located on the terrace where it rains. Many times this has resulted in low sales, which is one of the greatest challenges that she must face.

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Claudia es una joven mujer negociante que se dedica al comercio y a la venta de alimentos, actividades que surgieron para apoyar a su numerosa familia fortaleciendo su ingreso. En su casa hay varios negocios, su padre tiene una tienda arrendada, mientras su madre y ella se dedican a la preparación y venta de alimentos alimentos, trabajan diariamente y desde la 6 de la mañana hasta las 3 de la tarde. A su edad de 21 años, tiene como meta principal terminar sus estudios universitarios y por eso todos los días se esmera en el crecimiento de su negocio. En la actualidad está aplicando a su primer financiamiento con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el comprará materias primas e insuos para las comidas y hará adecuaciones a su cocina y a la sala, pues desea organizar la venta de sus alimentos en la sala de su casa, ya que funciona en la terraza donde la lluvia muchas veces baja la venta y esto es uno de los más grandes desafíos que enfrenta.

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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
  • 494
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,254,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,923.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Claudia to buy ingredients and supplies for her dishes and to make renovations to her kitchen and living area.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 8, 2011
Listed
Oct 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Oct 18, 2012