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Catalina
Thirty-year-old Catalina lives in the Los Angeles neighborhood of the city of Barranquilla, where she offers telecommunication services via cell phone calls. She began this activity in 2001 with two cell phone plans in her mother’s name. Catalina’s mother helps her support her two children. Catalina works hard for her children, to help them grow into successful adults and to continually improve her ability to provide for their well-being.

She currently has five cell phone plans, and she has a great desire to grow her business. She would like to have an awning to improve its image; at the moment she has a shade that is worn out and does not protect her and her customers from the rain. This is why she is requesting a Kiva loan, her first one with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. Her goal for the future is to establish an Internet café where she can expand her service offerings in a good location on a well-trafficked street.
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Catalina de 30 años de edad vive en el barrio Los Ángeles de la ciudad de Barranquilla, allí ofrece los servicios de telecomunicaciones a través de llamadas a celulares. Desde el año 2001 comenzó esta actividad con dos planes a celulares a nombre de su madre, quien la apoya en el sostenimiento de sus dos hijos, por quienes Catalina trabaja fuertemente para hacer de ellos unas personas exitosas y poder brindarles cada día más un mayor bienestar. En la actualidad posee 5 planes de celulares, su deseo de crecimiento es muy significativo, y desea tener una carpa, para mejorar la imagen de su negocio, pues en la actualidad cuenta con un parasol ya deteriorado, que no la protege a ella y a sus clientes de la lluvia. Esta es la razón por la cual acude a asu credkiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. Su meta, más adelante es adecuar un café internet donde amplié su oferta de servicios, en un local bien ubicado en una avenida transitable

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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
  • 182
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,171,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,945.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Catalina to buy a new awning.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 30, 2011
Listed
Dec 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Dec 15, 2012