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Ana Milena
Ana Milena, 46, owns a store where she sells snacks, foodstuffs, meat and basic staples at retail. Her business was born six years ago in the town of Puerto Colombia very near the ocean when she noticed the little competition that existed in this type of business and the great need the inhabitants of this town had of being able to buy small quantities of the products the residents of this port consume daily. Her goal is to enlarge the business until converting it into a self-service market.

Ana Milena enjoys having a satisfied clientele that grows daily. Because of that, her working capital turns out to be insufficient and she has to buy small amounts frequently. Her store’s location makes it a favorite because of its pleasant view since it’s located on a small hill where the marine view, especially of the old port which is a very popular tourist destination for residents from the city of Barranquilla and other cities in Atlántico Department, can be admired.

Ana is asking for her first Kiva loan that she’ll use to buy snacks, soft-drinks and beverages in larger amounts so that she can qualify for discounts.
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Ana Milena, de 46 años es la propietaria de una tienda, donde vende al detalle, ranchos, víveres, carnes y productos de la canasta familiar. Su negocio nació hace 6 años en el municipio de Puerto Colombia, muy cerca al mar, cuando se dio cuenta, de la poca competencia de este tipo de actividad y la gran necesidad de los habitantes de esta población, por lograr obtener en pequeñas cantidades, los productos que diariamente consumían las familias porteñas (Originario de Puerto). Su meta es lograr incrementar su negocio hasta convertirlo en un autoservicio.
Ana Milena goza de una clientela satisfecha, que cada día crece, por eso su capital de trabajo resulta insuficiente y debe comprar en pequeñas cantidades con mucha frecuencia. La ubicación de su tienda hace de este lugar un sitio favorito por lo agradable de su vista, pues se encuentra en un altillo donde se puede observar el paisaje marino y en especial el viejo puerto, un sitio turístico muy visitado por habitantes de la ciudad e Barranquilla y de los municipios del departamento del Atlántico. En la actualidad Ana está aplicando a su primer credikiva, con el cual comprará ranchos víveres, bebidas, refrescos en mayor volumen para ganar descuentos.

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

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 266
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,479,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,915.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Ana Milena to buy stock merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 11, 2011
Listed
Nov 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jan 15, 2013