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Diana Carolina
Diana is 25 years old and a married woman with two children of the ages of 6 and 8 years old. They motivate her and inspire her to work every day. About four years ago, Diana began to sell informal women's shoes from a shop in her home, taking advantage of the fact that her husband is a maker of these goods, and little by little gaining profits, which allowed her to save up and buy a glass cabinet to show off her goods.

Her sister is a technology student and taught her to use a computer and to access the internet, and there she found many opportunities to take the business knowledge that she has and use it to generate greater profits, increasing her income. That is why she converted her living room into an internet cafe with two computers for the use of her nearby neighbors. This small business had a large impact on her neighborhood, so she has added a transcription service, then more computers, a calling service, and video games.

Today, she feels the need to increase the size of her business to meet her customers' growing demand and to obtain a better income. Currently, her husband's business of footwear production is also a part of her daily activities, as she invests in prime quality materials and supplies and her husband creates the beautiful designs and fabricates the shoes that Diana sells to her customers. She makes her purchases in specialty stores for cobbling and has three internet suppliers as well.

She is applying for a micro-loan, her first financing through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, with which she will buy patent leather, heels, soles, and other supplies so that her husband can creatively develop a variety of sandals to the specifications of her customers' requests. With this investment, it will be an opportunity to fulfill her customers' needs quickly and to slowly increase her sales, which has the end result of greater well-being for her family. A goal that she and her husband consistently work toward.
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Diana de 25 años de edad es una mujer casada que tiene dos hijos en las edades de 6 y 8 años., los cuales impulsan e inspiran su hacer día a día. Desde hace 4 años Diana empezó a vender calzado informal femenino en un mercado doméstico, aprovechando que su esposo es fabricante de este producto y poco a poco fue obteniendo utilidades, que le permitieron ahorrar y comprar una vitrina en la cual exhibirlos. Su hermana estudiante de tecnología, le enseñó a usar el computador y a acceder a la red de internet, allí encontró oportunidades de convertir este conocimiento en un negocio que le generara un poco mas de recursos, para aumentar sus ingresos. Así fue como adecuó su sala y la convirtió en un café internet con dos computadores, para sus vecinas mas cercanas; con este pequeño negocio impactó en su barrio, por eso le agregó transcripciones, luego mas computadores, servicio de llamadas y videojuegos. Hoy es necesario ampliar su negocio, para atender su creciente demanda y lograr aun más ingresos. Actualmente el negocio de producción de calzado de su esposo lo integra a sus actividades, porque ella invierte en materias primas e insumos y su esposo realiza los hermosos diseños, y fábrica el calzado, que al final Diana vende entre su clientela. Sus compras las realiza de contado en almacenes especializados en calzado y sus proveedores de internet son 3. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el cual comprará cuerina, pegantes, suelas, e insumos para que su esposo desarrolle con creatividad, múltiples sandalias que sus clientes le han encargado. Con esta inversión dará respuesta oportuna a sus compradores y poco a poco logrará aumentar sus ventas, las que al final se convierten en bienestar para su familia, por quien ella y su esposo trabajan persistentemente..

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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

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 192
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $12,868,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,776.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Diana Carolina to buy patent leather, heels, soles, and other inputs to construct sandals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 11, 2012
Listed
Jul 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013