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Lidia Angela
Lidia is 44 years old and lives in Pradomar, a neighborhood which is a tourist destination on the shores of the Caribbean Sea. Pradomar is 20 minutes away from the city of Barranquilla. Here she makes her living by making women’s clothing, a skill she learned as a family tradition since her father is also a tailor. Her mother also is in this line of work and works along with Lidia. Lidia’s studio primarily makes women’s and children’s clothing. They have a very concentrated market, made up primarily of mothers with children. For Lidia, the end of this year and the beginning of the next represent a time of great income, but her work also increases as does her need for working capital. This is the reason she has requested a Kiva loan, the first financing she has done through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She will use the loan to purchase raw materials and supplies and also invest in a new sewing machine, which will facilitate effectiveness in her production. Her goal is to expand her business with greater infrastructure of tools, equipment and machinery that will permit her to generate income and jobs for many families who need them, as well as provide well-being for her children who still depend on her. They range in age from 12 to 23 years old. Her main dream is to be able to generate opportunities for success for her children, so that in the future they can realize their own dreams. In her position as a female head of the house, this is exactly what she wants to accomplish, through her persistent work.
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Lidia de 44 años vive en Pradomar, municipio turístico a la orilla del mar caribe y a 20 minutos de la ciudad de Barranquilla. Allí se dedica a la confección de ropa femenina, oficio adquirido por tradición familiar, pues su padre es sastre también y su madre aun se desempeña en este oficio y trabaja en compañía de Lidia. Las principales líneas en las que trabaja el taller de Lidia es la femenina e infantil y en ellas tiene un mercado muy concentrado, conformado principalmente por madres de familia. Para Lidia la temporada de fin de este año y de principios del siguiente, le representan muchos ingresos pero también se incrementa su trabajo y sus necesidades de capital de trabajo. Esta es la razón por la cual acude a su credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a mala Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el cual comprará materias primas e insumos y también invertirá en una nueva maquina de coser, que le facilite la efectividad en su proceso productivo. Su meta es lograr mayor ensanche de su negocio con una mayor infraestructura de equipos herramientas y maquinarias que le permitan generar ingresos y empleos a muchas familias que lo requieran y un mayor bienestar para sus hijos que aun dependen de ella y se encuentran en las edades de 12 a 23 años. Su sueño principal es lograr generar oportunidades de éxito a sus hijos, para que en un futuro realicen sus propios sueños y esto es justamente lo que en su su condición de mujer cabeza de familia quiere lograr, mediante su trabajo persistente.

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

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 466
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,270,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,925.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Lidia Angela to purchase raw materials and supplies, and also to invest in a new sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 16, 2011
Listed
Dec 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Dec 15, 2012