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Jeniffer is 24 years old and lives in Barranquilla, where she has a baby supplies store. She had worked for many years in a similar store, and finally decided open her own business, selling toys, clothing, and other baby items. Her store is located on one of the main commercial streets in Barranquilla, close to an important maternity clinic in which Jeniffer’s mother works. This situation has served to find new customers among the staff and patients of the clinic. Recently, Jeniffer registered her business with the Chamber of Commerce of Barranquilla and received various benefits provided by the state for new businesses. One peculiarity of Jeniffer’s store is that it not only sells new products but also sells used gently used items and this is very profitable.

Jeniffer is applying for her first loan from Kiva, and also the first financing made from the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, to buy toys and baby items such as playards, baby walkers, baby carriages, clothing, footwear, bottles, and more. She hopes that this increase in products in her business will help the growth of this productive unit and be able to gain new customers for the future. Her dream is to have one of the most famous stores in the city, and with your help she can continue working towards this goal.
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Jeniffer tiene 24 años y vive en Barranquilla, donde tiene un almacén de artículos para bebé. Ella había trabajado por varios años en un almacén similar, y al fin decidió abrir su propio negocio, vendiendo juguetes, ropas y otros artículos para bebés. Su almacén está ubicado en una de las calles comerciales principales de Barranquilla, cerca a una importante clínica de maternidad, en la que trabaja la mamá de Jeniffer. Esta situación ha servidor para captar nuevos clientes entre los empleados y pacientes de la clínica. Recientemente, Jeniffer registró su negocio en la Cámara de Comercio de Barranquilla y recibió varios beneficios que provee el estado para negocios nuevos. Una particularidad del Almacén de Jeniffer, es que no solo vende artículos nuevos sino que también vende productos usados en buen estado y esto es muy rentable.
Jeniffer está aplicando a su primer préstamo con Kiva, también primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, para comprar juguetes y artículos para bebe como corrales, caminadores, coches, ropa, calzado, teteros y más. Ella espera que este aumento en productos en su negocio, la ayudara en el crecimiento de esta unidad productiva y poder ganar nuevos clientes para el futuro. Su sueño es tener uno de los más reconocidos almacenes en la ciudad, y con su ayuda puede seguir trabajando por esta meta.

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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

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 354
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,636,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,801.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Jeniffer to buy toys and baby items such as playards, baby walkers, baby carriages, clothing, footwear, bottles, and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2012
Oct 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013