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Nellys Yolanda
Nellys, 39, is a married woman who has three children between the ages of 12 and 17 who currently are studying in the town where they live. She has her business making handicrafts, especially backpacks, bags, and hammocks, which she learned to make through the cultural tradition of her family, for whom vertical loom weaving is their most basic and very well developed ability.

In her home, she and her husband, who also works as a bricklayer, work in this business as the best way to generate income to support their household. The products they sell most are backpacks and hammocks, mostly by customer request. Her family group also helps her distribute them in various towns in the region.

Her dream is to manage to expand her business and find a commercial place where she also can offer various merchandise such as clothes and footwear that she will combine with the crafts she does, to give it value with applications made with her own hands.

Currently she is requesting a Kiva loan, her first financing from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, with which she will buy 30 kilos of yarn to make hammocks and bags that her customers have requested. In this way she will be successful because her sales are guaranteed and in the hands of her most profitable customers.
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Nellys de 39 años de edad, es una mujer casada que tiene 3 hijos en las edades de 12 a 17 años, quienes actualmente se encuentran estudiando en el municipio donde habitan y ella tiene su negocio, de producción de artesanías, especialmente mochilas, bolsos y hamacas, las cuales aprendió a elaborar por tradición cultural de su familia, para quienes el tejido vertical es su competencia mas básica y muy bien desarrollada. En su casa su esposo que también trabaja como albañil y ella se dedican a este negocio como la mejor forma de generar ingresos para el sostenimiento de su hogar. Los productos que mas venden son las mochilas, hamacas, en su mayoría por encargo de sus clientes, su grupo familiar también la ayuda a distribuirlas en varios municipios de la Región. Su sueño es lograr ampliar su negocio y ubicar un punto comercial donde adicionalmente pueda ofrecer diversas mercancías como ropa y calzado que combine con las artesanías que elabora y agregarle valor con aplicaciones hechos con sus propias manos. En la actualidad está solicitando su credikiva, primer finaciaminto que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo con la cual comprará 30 kilos de hilo, para elaborar hamacas y bolsos que han sido solicitados por sus clientes y de esta manera será exitosa porque su venta está garantizado y en manos de sus clientes mas rentables..



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
  • 471
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,958,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,785.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Nellys Yolanda to buy 30 kilos of yarn to make hammocks and bags that have been requested by customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 10, 2012
Listed
Feb 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jan 15, 2013