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Leide
Leide has a store where she sells food, provisions, and liquor. She also distributes ‘bollos’, a piece of corn dough wrapped in corn husks to which cheese is added, and ‘chichas de maíz’ [corn based drink].

She has 15 years of experience in this business. She started it to answer her need for income because she could not find employment. This is because there is a lack of work opportunities in Barranquilla, where she lives with her husband and three children, ages 6, 10, and 16.

She sells her products directly to the final consumers, which are her neighbors and people referred by them.

Leide is requesting a Kiva loan to buy mass consumption products like food and supplies and to be able to make rice chichas. She also wants to buy liquor and provisions that are very profitable for her business.

Leide hopes that the loan will help her with the growth of her business. She wants to have a self-service with which she would be able to get more income. Leide also really wants her children to complete their studies. That is why she works every day from seven in the morning until nine at night generating the income needed so that her family lives more comfortably.
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Leide tiene una tienda donde vende rancho, víveres y licores. Ella también distribuye bollos, un amasijo de maíz, envuelto en el capacho del maíz al que agregan queso y chichas de maíz. Ella tiene 15 años de experiencia con este negocio, lo empezó para dar respuesta a sus ingresos los que empleada no consiguió, por falta de oportunidades laborales para ella, en Barranquilla, donde ella vive con su cónyuge y 3 hijos de 6, 10 y 16 años. Ella vende sus productos directamente a los consumidores finales, que son en vecinos del sector y referídos por estos. Leide pide un préstamo de Kiva para la compra de productos de consumo masivo como ranchos y víveres, y para producir chichas de arroz. También quiere comprar licores e insumos que tienen mucha rentabilidad para su negocio. Leide espera que el préstamo la ayude en el crecimiento de su negocio, para llegar a tener un autoservicio, con el que pueda ganar más ingresos. Leide también quiere mucho que sus hijos terminen sus estudios, y por eso trabaja todos los días, desde las 7 de la mañana hasta las 9 de la noche, generando ingresos que necesita sean suficientes para que su familia viva más cómoda.

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
  • 496
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,967,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,801.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Leide to buy mass consumption products like food and supplies and to be able to make rice chichas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 20, 2012
Listed
Oct 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 18, 2013