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Keyci
Keyci, 24, lives in the city of Cartagena where she has her business selling cold cuts and cleaning supplies. She started her business when she stopped working for a businessman who also sells these products and where she gained her experience.

A year ago, then, she started her own adventure as an independent business with support from that businessman she used to work for because he’d give her products on consignment. With savings generated from her profits she managed to have her own capital and today she buys directly but during seasons of high commercial activity, like Christmas and New Year, her working capital is insufficient to meet demand.

This is the reason behind her Kiva loan, her first financing from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo that she’ll use to buy cold cuts, canned goods, beauty products, disinfectants and clothes she has customer prior orders for so that she can have a well-stocked business. Her dream is to make it grow to increase income and in future have a house of her own and to provide her 8-month-old son with a good education.
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Keyci de 24 años de edad vive en la ciudad de Cartagena, lugar donde tiene su propio negocio de vender carnes frías y productos de aseo. Su negocio lo inició una vez dejó de trabajar con un empresario que comercializa estos productos y con quien adquirió su experiencia. Así fue como hace 1 año emprendió su propia aventura de negocio independiente, teniendo el apoyo del empresario con quien trabajaba, pues él le daba los productos a consignación. Con sus ahorros, generados por sus ganancias, logró tener su propio capital y hoy compra directamente, pero en épocas de mucho movimiento comercial, como la navidad y la llegada del nuevo año, las ventas se incrementan y es cuando su capital de trabajo, se torna insuficiente para responder a la demanda. Esta es la razón por la cual acude a su credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el cual comprará carnes frías, embutidos, productos de belleza, desinfectantes y ropa que tiene encargados por sus clientes y que le permiten tener en su negocio un buen surtido. Su sueño es hacerlo crecer, para aumentar sus ingresos y en el futuro tener su casa propia y ofrecerle una buena educación a su hijo que tiene 8 meses de nacido.

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
  • 548
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,876,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,942.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Keyci to buy stock merchandise for her store and clothes she has standing orders for.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 23, 2011
Listed
Dec 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Nov 15, 2012