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Bleidis
Bleidis, who is 34 years old, is a married woman that has two children who are 2 and 12 years old. She has a beverage store in the city's downtown. Her business began with the sale of small snacks, and when she began to make income in a certain location, she was offered the opportunity to lease a place. In this way, with some savings from her husband, who does messenger activities, she launched her beverage shop business adventure. Her income gradually increased since she positioned herself in the location, and her quality of life has improved. Today the demanding clientele in a competitive market has new requests, and her working capital is not sufficient to keep her business well-stocked, especially in the carnival season when her sales go up because of the increase in consumption of soft-drinks and beverages. This is the reason that she is turning to her Kiva creditor. This is the first financing that Fundación Mario Santa Domingo is doing for her, with which she will buy soft-drinks, beverages, cookies, and snacks. Her goal is to have her own house and to keep her supplies stocked and diversified in the future.
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Bleidis de 34 años de edad, es una mujer casada que tiene 2 hijos en las edades de 2 y 12 años. . Ella tiene una refresquería en el centro de la ciudad. Su actividad de negocio inició con la venta de minutos y cuando empezó a generar ingresos en un punto fijo se le presentó la oportunidad de arrendar un local. Así fue que con algunos ahorros de su cónyuge, quien realiza actividades de mensajería, emprendió su aventura de negocios de refresquería. Sus ingresos gradualmente fueron aumentando en la medida en que se posicionaba en el local y su calidad de vida fue aumentando. Hoy la exigente clientela en un mercado competitivo tiene nuevas exigencias y su capital de trabajo no es suficiente para mantener surtido su negocio, especialmente en la temporada de carnaval, cuando se incrementan sus ventas por el aumento del consumo de refrescos y bebidas. 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 refrescos, bebidas, galletas y pasabocas. Su meta mas adelante es tener su propia casa y mantener surtido y diversificada su oferta.

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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
  • 473
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,958,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,782.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Bleidis buy soft-drinks, beverages, cookies, and snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 17, 2012
Listed
Feb 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Mar 15, 2013