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Ofelia
Ofelia lives in the city of Cartagena; she’s the mother of two children who are 25 and 26 years old. She works in the traditional art of dressmaking. With this activity she’s generated income to support her household because she started learning this occupation precisely when she separated from her husband and needed to attain economic independence and to support her two children’s wellbeing who she’s managed to provide professional education to so that they can be successful in the future.

Ofelia got her first Fundación Mario Santo Domingo financing a year ago and with it managed to acquire her own house and to attain many of her dreams for prosperity. She’s currently applying for a Kiva loan she plans to use to buy raw materials and supplies to manufacture uniforms some schools have ordered and she needs to make purchases in large volume to earn good discounts so that her offer will be competitive. Her goal for later on is to attain good market position, to hire employees and to dedicate herself to running her business.
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Ofelia, residente de la ciudad de Cartagena, madre de dos hijos en las edades de 25 y de 26 años, se dedica al tradicional arte de la confección. Ella con esa actividad ha generado ingresos para el sostenimiento de su hogar, pues justamente empezó a estudiar este oficio una vez se separó de su esposo, con el fin de lograr independencia económica y sostener con condiciones de bienestar a sus dos hijos, a quienes ha logrado dar educación profesional para que en un futuro logren tener éxito; Ofelia tuvo su primer financiamiento con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo desde hace un año; con él ha logrado tener su vivienda propia y muchos sueños de prosperidad, En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, con el que planea comprar materias primas e insumos, para fabricar uniformes que le han encargado algunas instituciones educativas y necesita hacer compras en mayor volumen y ganar buenos descuentos, para hacer una oferta competitiva. Pues su meta mas adelante es lograr su posicionamiento en el mercado, contratar operarias y dedicarse a la administración de su negocio.

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

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 190
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $12,876,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,829.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Ofelia to buy raw materials and supplies to manufacture uniforms.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 16, 2012
Listed
May 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2013