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Dayana
Dayana, 25, lives with her spouse and one-year-old son in the city of Cartagena, located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, one of Colombia’s best-known tourist sites because it has one of the country’s main naval bases and its historical-artistic heritage encompasses Carthaginian, Roman and Byzantine military styles from both modern and contemporary ages as well as neo-classical and modern buildings.

In that fantastic place and very modestly she works sewing clothes; she also has a business selling assorted merchandise. When she was a little girl she’d watch her mother cut fabric and produce clothes. This activity became part of her daily routine and when she grew up she was inclined to continue with that tradition and also because while attending university and starting to study she discovered a potential market there which she took advantage of and included in her clientele.

Her goal for later on is to have a point of sale where she can sell clothes designed and made by her. Her greatest challenge is not having sufficient working capital to reach this dream. She’s currently applying for a Kiva loan she’ll use to buy thread, fabric and accessories to make dresses for women which are her specialty as well as women’s accessories because being aware of fashion she wants to impact the marketplace offering what her youthful clientele needs and wants to buy.
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Dayana de 25 años de edad vive con su cónyuge y tiene 1 hijo de un año de edad, en la ciudad de Cartagena, lugar ubicado a orillas del Mar Caribe, uno de los sitios turísticos mas hermosos de Colombia y muy reconocido, pues tiene una de las principales bases navales del país y por su patrimonio histórico-artístico, que abarca de vestigios de época cartaginesa, romana, bizantina, edificaciones de carácter militar de época moderna y contemporánea, así como también edificios neoclásicos y modernistas. Allí en este fantástico lugar y de manera modesta se dedica a la confeccionar ropa y tiene también el negocio de vender mercancía variada. Ella dese muy niña vio a su madre como cortaba las telas y producía ropa, esta actividad formó parte de su rutina diaria y cuando ella creció e inclino en continuar con esa tradición y porque además porque en la universidad, cuando empezó a estudiar encontró un mercado que potencializó y lo hizo parte de su clientela. Su meta mas adelante es tener un punto comercial donde ofrecer la ropa que ella misma diseña y confecciona. Su mayor desafío es no contar con el capital de trabajo suficiente para el cumplimiento de su sueño. En la actualidad está aplicando un credikiva, con el cual comprará telas, hilos, accesorios para producir vestidos para damas que es su especialidad y accesorios femeninos, pues atenta a la moda, quiere impactar su mercado ofreciéndole lo que su juvenil clientela necesita y desea adquirir.

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
  • 530
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,661,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,776.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Dayana to buy sewing supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 29, 2012
Listed
Jul 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 19, 2013