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Yesenia
Yesenia is 32 years old and the mother of two children who are 8 and 14. She has managed to make progress in life thanks to her business. Yesenia has a store where she sells a variety of merchandise, women's products, housewares and school supplies. She also makes the most of her premises to offer a telephone service which she previously ran from her parents' home. Yesenia has gradually gained a very good customer base. She manages to sell not only retail, among her neighbors, but also stocks the stores around her. Her sales have gradually increased and, as a result, her purchasing needs, in bulk and for cash, have also increased. For this reason, she is applying for a Kiva loan (her first loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo). She will use the loan to buy men's and women's shoes and men's, women's and children's sweaters, as these are the goods which have the best turnover and she is preparing for the holiday season when her volume of sales will increase. Yesenia's aims for growth and prosperity are never-ending because she would like to give the best of herself for the sake of her two children so that they can enjoy a promising future. This is what she dreams of.
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Yesenia de 32 años de edad es madre de dos hijos en las edades de 8 y 14 años, con quienes ha logrado salir adelante gracias a su trabajo independiente en su propia miscelánea, donde vende mercancías variadas y detalles para la mujer, el hogar y la escuela. Así mismo aprovecha sus instalaciones para ofrecer el servicio de llamadas telefónicas, que antes funcionaba en casa de sus padres. Yesenia poco a poca ha ganado una muy buena clientela, ella ha logrado vender no solo al detalle entre vecinos de su barrio, sino también surte locales comerciales que se encuentran a su alrededor. Poco a poco sus ventas se incrementaron y hoy sus necesidades de compra, en volumen y de contado, son cada vez mayor; esta es la razón por la cual acude a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante la cual comprara calzado para caballeros, damas, suéteres femeninos, masculinos e infantil, pues estas son sus prendas de mayor rotación en el mercado y está preparándose para esta temporada de vacaciones, donde el volumen de sus ventas se incrementa. Su meta de crecimiento y prosperidad, no se detienen porque quiere brindar a sus dos hijos lo mejor de si misma, para que tengan un futuro prometedor construido por ella misma y así lo sueña.

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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
  • 529
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,939,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,772.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Yesenia to buy men's and women's shoes, and men's, women's and children's sweaters.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 20, 2012
Listed
Jun 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013