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Mileydys
Mileydis, 30, arrived in Cartagena with her family composed of her spouse and two children aged 7 and 9 years to seek the peace they so desired that did not exist then in the place of their birth. In Cartagena, the only way available to quickly earn money was to work as a domestic in a private home.

But Mileydis decided to study crafts-making because once learning manual arts she would be able to generate income by going into her own business venture. That’s how she did it and putting herself in God’s hands started to make costume jewelry and win over a clientele that liked her products because besides they responded to her customers’ need to be fashionable. This is why she’s done very well in her business and today her goal is to grow even more like she’s been doing hand-in-hand with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, an organization with which she’s succeeded in acquiring her dwelling in a proper setting which has changed her family’s life.

In face of the growing demand caused by her customers’ daily orders which Mileydis can only respond to it when she collects on her accounts receivable she’s decided to apply for a Kiva loan, her second financing with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo that she’ll use to buy raw materials and crafts from La Guajira Department located in north Colombia because she wants to diversify and add these products that are highly sought after by her customers which will make her investment successful.
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Mileydis de 30 años de edad, llegó a la ciudad de Cartagena con su familia, conformada por su cónyuge y sus 2 hijos en las edades de 7 y 9 años, para buscar la tan anhelada paz, que no existía en ese entonces en su tierra natal; en Cartagena la única y rápida oportunidad de producir ingresos, era trabajando en casa de familia. Pero Mileydis decidió estudiar artesanía, porque una vez aprendiendo a trabajar las manualidades, podía generar ingresos, emprendiendo su propia aventura de negocios. Así lo hizo y encomendada a Dios, empezó a producir bisutería y a ganar una clientela, a la que le gustaron sus productos, porque además, ello respondía a las necesidades de estar a la moda de sus consumidores; por eso en su negocio le ha ido muy bien y hoy su meta es crecer cada vez mas, como lo está haciendo de la mano de la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. Organización con la que ha logrado tener su vivienda en un lugar digno, lo cual ha cambiado la vida de su familia. Ante la creciente clientela que diariamente hace pedidos y Mileidys puede responder solo, cuando recupera sus cuentas por cobrar, ella ha decidido aplicar a un credikiva, que es el segundo financiamiento, que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el cual comprara Materias primas, y artesanías del departamento de la Guajira, ubicado al norte de Colombia, pues quiere diversificar y agregar estos productos que son muy apetecidos por sus clientes, lo cual hace que esta inversión tenga mucho éxito.

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
  • 288
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,063,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,817.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Mileydys to buy raw materials and crafts from La Guajira Department.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 23, 2012
Listed
Jun 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2013