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Teresa is 45 years old and lives in the southwest of the city with her husband. They have three daughters from 11 to 19 years old. There she has a store that she started three years ago in the house of her mother. She started with $300,000 Colombian pesos and ten cases of beer. In order to take care of her family members when they visited her, she gradually expanded because of the success she had in the sector and even achieved having her own house.

Today she dreams of improving the physical conditions of her business and her house to achieve a family atmosphere and comfortable business. She is currently asking for a Kiva loan, her first loan through the Fundacion Mario Santo Domingo, with which she will purchase 100 cases of beer, 36 bags of rice, and oil in greater volume. For Teresa her investment will be successful because it is based on her experience and on the possibility of selling drinks to other businesses and including products from the family shopping basket.
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Teresa de 45 años de edad vive al sur occidente de la ciudad, con su esposo y tienen 3 hijas en las edades de 11 a 19 años. Allí tiene una tienda estadero que inició hace 3 años en casa de su madre. Ella comenzó con $300.000 Cop. y 10 canastas de cervezas, para atender a sus familiares cuando estos la visitaban, gradualmente se fue extendiendo por la acogida que tuvo en el sector y hasta logró obtener su propia vivienda. Hoy sueña con mejorar las condiciones físicas de su negocio y de su vivienda, para lograr un ambiente familiar y empresarial confortable. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace ala Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el cual comprará 100 canastas de cervezas, 36 bultos de arroz y aceite en mayor volumen. Para Teresa su inversión será exitosa, porque se fundamenta en su experiencia y en la posibilidad de vender a otros negocios bebidas y de incluir productos de la canasta familiar.

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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
  • 364
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,188,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,760.2
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Teresa to buy 100 cases of beer, 36 bags of rice and oil in greater volume.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013