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Lellys Del Carmen
Thirty-one-year-old Lellys lives in the southwestern part of the city and has a business where she makes bamboo furniture. She sells her rocking chairs in high volume to her main market, which is located in different cities on the Caribbean coast and in the city of Ocaña in Norte de Santander. Her business started based on her experience with upholstery and that of her spouse in working with bamboo. That's why they came to the city of Baranquilla 13 years ago and started their own venture, which Lellys has been in charge of for six years since their separation. She employs six people in her business. Her life is planned around growing her business, so that in the future, when she has the children she has wanted more than anything, she will have enough income to ensure their well-being. She currently plans to sell her rocking chairs on credit, but she faces the challenge of not having enough working capital to do so. That is why she is applying for a Kiva loan, which will be her first financing with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. Using this loan, she will buy foam, fabrics, and bamboo rods, with which she will make the products her customers order. Her customers are very punctual, which guarantees the success of her investment.
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Lellys de 31 años de edad vive al suroccidente de la ciudad y tiene un negocio mediante el cual elabora muebles en bambú, mecedoras que vende en mayor volumen a su principal mercado, que está ubicada en diferentes ciudades de la Costa Caribe y en la ciudad de Ocaña, en Santander del Norte. Su negocio inició basado en su experiencia en tapicería y la de su cónyuge en el trabajo en bambú; por eso hace 13 años cuando llegaron a la ciudad de Barranquilla y emprendieron su propia aventura, que después de su separación, hace 6 años ha estado a cargo de Lellys . En su negocio emplea a 6 trabajadores. La vida de ella está planeada en torno al crecimiento de su negocio, para que en un futuro, al llegar sus hijos que son su más anhelado sueño, tenga ingresos sostenibles con los que sostener su bienestar. En la actualidad planea vender mecedoras a crédito, pero tiene el desafío de tener un capital de trabajo suficiente para hacerlo, por eso aplica a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará espuma, telas, varas de bambú, con los cuales elaborará productos solicitados por sus clientes, que son muy puntuales y esto garantiza el éxito de su inversión.

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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
  • 487
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,254,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,759.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped Lellys Del Carmen to buy foam, fabrics, and bamboo rods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 20, 2012
Listed
Mar 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 17, 2013