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Angela Del Carmen
Angela and her husband live in the city of Cartagena with their three children ages 1-4. They both work hard in their business to support their household. They prepare and sell fried products. They prepare the food at home and subsequently sell it from a separate commercial location near their home, near the edge of a busy road trafficked by vehicles and pedestrians. This boosts their sales. Their main products are patacones, arepas con huevo, and cerdo frito, among others. Their sales are made in cash daily between 2 pm and 10 pm. Their goal is to buy tables, chairs, and kitchen supplies, as well as materials and supplies for their work. This is why they are looking for a Kiva loan. This is their first loan from the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With this investment, they plan to improve their service and products, and to increase sales volume. This will increase their income and positively affect their family's well-being. They dream of seeing their children become successful adults; with this in mind, they work very hard every day. Their mid-term goal is to have their own home for the sake of stability.
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Angela y su cónyuge viven en la ciudad de Cartagena con sus 3 hijos en las edades de 1 a 4 años; ambos trabajan fuertemente para el sostenimiento de su hogar, en su propio negocio, mediante el cual preparan y venden productos fritos. Ellos realizan su tarea productiva en su propia casa, y posteriormente se dedican a la venta en un punto comercial, cerca a su vivienda, en un corredor a orillas de una carretera de tráfico vehicular y peatonal, que potencializa sus ventas. Sus principales productos son los patacones, arepas con huevo, cerdo frito entre otros. Las ventas las realizan de contado y a diario desde las 2 de la tarde hasta las 10 de la noche, su meta es comprar mesas y sillas e implementos de cocina, además de materiales e insumos para el desempeño de su trabajo. Esta es la razón por la cual acuden a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hacen a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, pues con esta inversión, planean mejorar su servicio y las condiciones de su oferta de productos y aumentar el volumen de ventas y la generación de mayores ingresos, para impactar positivamente el bienestar de su familia; Ellos sueñan ver convertidos en adultos exitosos a sus hijos y por ellos se esmeran diariamente en su trabajo, con el fin de lograrlo. Su meta a mediano plazo es tener una vivienda propia que de estabilidad familiar y logren avanzar en su hogar


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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
  • 509
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,638,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,787.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Angela Del Carmen to buy tables, chairs, and kitchen utensils, as well as materials and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 17, 2012
Listed
Aug 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 18, 2013