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Hilda
Hilda is 62 years old. After retiring with pension, she opened a tailoring business in 2003. Hilda learned to sew when she was 16, and later worked as a textiles worker in a major men's clothing factory.

She makes a variety of clothing in her workshop, including industrial uniforms and seasonal clothing like Carnaval costumes. Her customers are industrial workers, businesses, and neighbors.

Hilda is currently applying for a loan from Kiva. It will be her first loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She will use it to buy fabric, spools, and sewing supplies that she will need to fulfill customer orders for matching women's blouses and slacks, multipurpose uniforms, and Christmas-themed bed linens. She hopes this investment will be profitable and expand her working capital.
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Hilda es una mujer de 62 años, que después de haber salido pensionada de una empresa se dedicó al negocio de confecciones en el año 2003, oficio que aprendió desde sus 16 años de edad y despues cuando trabajó de operaria, en una importante empresa de ropa masculina. En su taller elabora toda clase de prendas de vestir, especialmente ropa industrial y en cada época diseños especiales como los disfraces del carnaval; sus principales clientes son empleados, empreas, vecinos En la actualidad está aplicando a su credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará telas, correderas e insumos de confección, para responder a solicitudes de conjuntos de blusa y pantalón femenino, multiusos, y juegos de ropa de cama, con diseños de la época navideña. Lo cual hace que esta inversión sea exitosa y que garantice la ampliación de su capital de trabajo.

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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
  • 570
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,881,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,934.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Hilda to buy fabric, spools, and other sewing supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 15, 2011
Listed
Dec 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jan 15, 2013