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Merys María
After a short vacation in the town where her partner was working, Merys returned to the town of Soledad with a new business idea that allows her to offer new products to her loyal customers. Today, along with her husband, she has a lunch menu and a la carte items every day in the small space she has in her home. She still makes bread, puddings, and cookies, and alternates this activity with her restaurant, with which she feels very motivated and happy because her business is growing and she has continued to make the most of her strategic location in a busy area.

She used her previous loan to buy yeast, flour, eggs, sugar, and other bakery supplies. Today she is requesting a new loan to buy, wholesale and in cash, the vegetables, meat, and other supplies she needs to make the dishes she sells. This would allow her to have a stock of inventory, get discounts for quick payment, and offer a varied menu to her customers who have become accustomed to her delicious flavors every day.

Merys hopes that through Kiva many people will continue support the entrepreneurs so they can get ahead with their projects and improve their living conditions and those of their nuclear family: a message she wanted to give her lenders.
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Después de unas pequeñas vacaciones en el pueblo donde se encontraba trabajando su compañero, Merys regresó al municipio de Soledad con una nueva idea de negocio que le permite ofrecer nuevos productos a su fiel clientela. Hoy, en compañía de su marido, elabora almuerzos corrientes y a la carta a diario en el pequeño local que posee en su vivienda. Aún produce panes, pudines y galletas y alterna esta actividad con su restaurante con el cual se siente muy motivada y feliz porque su negocio está creciendo y porque ha seguido aprovechando la ubicación estratégica de su local en el transitado sector. Su anterior crédito lo utilizó en la compra de levadura, harina, huevos, azúcar y demás insumos de panadería, hoy solicita una nueva financiación para comprar al por mayor y de contado las verduras, carnes, víveres, entre las otras cosas que necesita para las comidas que vende; esto le permitiría tener un stock de inventario, obtener descuentos por pronto pago y ofrecer un menú variado a sus clientes que día a día se han ido acostumbrando a su exquisita sazón. Merys desea que a través de Kiva, muchas personas sigan apoyando a los empresarios para que estos puedan salir adelante con sus proyectos y mejoren sus condiciones de vida y las de su núcleo familiar, mensaje que quiso dejar a sus financiadores.

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

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 495
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,967,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,774.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Merys María to buy, wholesale and in cash, vegetables, supplies, and meat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 29, 2012
Listed
Jun 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 15, 2012