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Johanna Carol
Johanna is 33 years old. She lives south of the city in a very traditional neighborhood that combines formal and informal businesses, financial activities and trade in general. She has a son who is 6 years old, whom she dreams will become a successful professional and with this in mind she works from day to day in her own business which she started after being unemployed. Even though she had basic knowledge of the preparation of products made from wheat flour, she took a course in bakery techniques and pastries to perfect her art and to obtain sustainability in her venture, which she started two years ago. Her goal is to have her own place where she can locate her shop and also have a store front in the same location, creating jobs in her family. She is currently applying for a Kiva loan, the first loan she has taken out through 'Fundación Mario Santo Domingo', with which she will buy an industrial electric mixer with capacity of 5 pounds, to increase her production and competitiveness. She currently make her products by hand.
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Johanna de 33 años de edad vive al sur de la ciudad en un barrio muy tradicional que combina espacios productivos formales e informales, actividades financieras y de comercio en general.Ella tiene un hijo de 6 años de edad con el que sueña ver convertido en un profesional exitoso y con este propósito trabaja día a día, en su propio negocio el cual inició después de ha ver quedado desempleada, ella aunque tenia conocimientos básicos en la preparación de productos derivados de la harina de trigo, hizo una capacitación en técnicas de panadería y repostería para perfeccionar su arte y lograr la sostenibilidad de su emprendimiento, el cual inició hace 2 años. Su meta es tener su propio local donde pueda adecuar su taller y tener un punto comercial en ese mismo sitio, generando empleos en su familia. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace ala Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el cual comprará una batidora industrial de 5 libras, para lograr ampliar su productividad y competitividad, pues en la actualidad preparar sus productos manualmente.

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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
  • 393
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,624,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,782.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,700 helped Johanna Carol to buy an industrial electric mixer with five-pound capacity.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 17, 2012
Listed
Feb 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013