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Mareth
Every day in the afternoon, Mareth leaves home with homemade snacks to sell. She sells to employees of various companies, schools, and other organizations who now know her. She is a mother, and the head of her family. Mareth has two children ages 20 and 21. She has always developed different business ideas in Cartagena. Mareth also sells varied merchandise; she has built a clientele does pre-sales in order to find out what they need. She brings them footwear, clothing, and cosmetics on credit and charges in installments tailored to every client. On the weekends, she takes advantage of the fact that housewives like to get a break from cooking; she sells delicious food. With her income, she has been able to support her children's higher education costs. Her goal is for them to finish their studies. She is currently applying for a new Kiva loan, her first loan with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With this loan, she will purchase basic materials and supplies for making food, as well as a tent for making her sales point more comfortable. This will allow her to continue selling lunches and food. Investing this loan will guarantee that she will be able to offer her clients a place protected from the rain and the blazing Caribbean sun. This will allow her to get a discount through buying higher volumes, which will allow her to give discounts. She will be able to save on transportation; her loan will be a success.
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Diariamente en las horas de la tarde, Mareth sale de su casa con meriendas que prepara y se dirige a venderlas, entre empleados de empresas, de colegios y de otras organizaciones, que hoy en día la reconocen. Ella es madre cabeza de familia y tiene 2 hijos en las edades de 20 y 21 años y siempre ha desarrollado diversas ideas de negocio, en la ciudad de Cartagena. Mareth también vende mercancía variada aprovechando que ha construido una clientela y a ellos hace una preventa, para saber que es lo que necesitan, así les lleva calzado, ropa, cosméticos a crédito que recupera en a plazos ajustados a cada cliente. Así mismo los fines de semana, aprovecha que las amas de casa quieren descansar un poco del oficio de cocina y para ellas vende deliciosas comidas preparadas; con sus ingresos ha logrado apoyar los estudios superiores de sus hijos y su meta es que terminen su carrera profesional. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará materias primas e insumos para elaborar comidas y una carpa para organizar su punto de atención de una manera más confortable y seguir posicionándose en su negocio de venta de almuerzos y comidas corrientes. La inversión de credikiva garantizará para los clientes, un ambiente protegido de la lluvia y del candente sol del Caribe, y descuentos por compras en mayor volumen, que generan descuentos, ahorro en el transporte y esto es justamente el éxito de su crédito.

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
  • 482
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,958,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,790.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Mareth to buy basic materials and supplies for making food, as well as a tent for her location.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 20, 2012
Listed
Jun 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013