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Leici
Leicy, twenty-four, has a sewing workshop located in the north of her city. She has five years' experience in this trade. She was inspired to start her business when she started studying fashion design at university. She makes mainly dresses for women and girls. She designs the clothes herself, then cuts the cloth, sews the garment together and applies the finishing touches. Her customers buy directly from her workshop. She is very attentive to the needs of her customers, who come to her referred by previous ones. The time of the year where she sells the most clothes is during the last quarter, particularly the first two months of it. Her customers can pay outright or buy on credit. Leicy starts working at 8 in the morning and stops at 6 in the evening. If there are many orders, she might work until later. Her goal is to expand her workshop, which is why she asks for this loan, her first one through field partner Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She will use it to buy supplies and raw materials such as cloth, thread, buttons, zippers, and other accessories. Her customers will be dressed to the nines for Christmas and New Year's Eve! Her dream is to one day buy a flat thanks to the money earned at her workshop. She dreams of continuing to design unique clothes, thus employing her creative skills in the service of the community.
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Leicy de 24 años de edad tiene un taller de confecciones al norte de la ciudad negocio en el cual tiene 5 años de experiencia y su inspiración nació cuando empezó a estudiar diseño de modas en la Universidad. Sus principales productos son los vestidos en la línea femenina para damas e infantil. Su proceso productivo se inicia desde el diseño de la prenda, la preparación, ensamble y acabado de la prenda. Sus consumidores le compran directamente en su taller donde los complace uno a uno y ya ha ganado a muchos referidos de sus antiguos clientes. Los principales picos altos de sus ventas ocurren en el último trimestre del año y los primeros dos meses del mismo, a sus clientes les vende de contado y a crédito; su trabajo inicia desde las 8 de la mañana hasta la 6 de la tarde y en ocasiones se extiende su jornada de acuerdo a cada temporada. Su meta es continuar ampliando su taller, y por eso está aplicando aun credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el cual comprará materias primas e insumos como telas, hilos, botones, correderas y accesorios, que harán lucir a su clientela con una elegancia inigualable en las fiestas de fin de año y es que finalmente con el producto de su trabajo, sueña con comparar un apartamento y continuar diseñando prendas exclusivas, poniendo así su vocación creadora al servicio de la comunidad.

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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
  • 529
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,933,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,797.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Leici to buy supplies and raw materials for sewing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 18, 2012
Listed
Oct 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013