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Andrea
Andrea, 56, works manufacturing disposable sanitary products and surgical gowns for clinics. She’s married and has three children whose ages range between 19 and 27 years. She decided to create her business three years ago. While studying business administration she was taught how to be on the lookout for business opportunities based on observed need.

This is how it happened that on an occasion when she was attending a conference she found the bathroom facilities in such a state that it was difficult to use them hygienically and she decided to start her project based on protecting women’s health in public restrooms. This was how the idea for toilet seat covers in surgical fabric was born which then led to gowns and hospital bed covers that are used in clinics and hospitals. Her goal is to become a massive distributor via coin-operated dispensers to new supermarkets, to air and ground transportation terminals and various other sites where the public congregates.

Her sales take place daily and are cash and her production and sales process lasts from 8am until 6pm. She’s applying for a Kiva loan to buy five dispensers to generate a higher sales volume in very busy public sites thus improving her income yet again. Her goal for later on is to cover the Caribbean coast and then extend throughout Colombia with her product whose sale is increasing bit by bit.
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Andrea de 56 años de edad se dedica a la fabricación de productos desechables para uso sanitario, y de ropa quirúrgica para clínicas. Ella es una mujer casada, que tiene tres hijos en las edades de 19 a 27 años y que decidió crear su negocio hace 3 años, cuando estudiando administración de empresas, la enseñaron a observar oportunidades de negocio desde las necesidades percibidas. Así fue que una vez en un congreso al que asistió, encontró los servicios sanitarios en condiciones que le dificultaban su uso higiénico y decidió hacer su proyecto de grado en base a proteger a las la salud de las mujeres mediante en los baños. Así nacieron los protectores de inodoros en telas quirúrgicas, y luego las vestidos y protectores de camas médicas que se usan en clínicas y hospitales. Su meta es lograr distribuciones masivas en nuevos supermercados, terminales de transporte aérea o terrestre y en diversos sitios de concurrencia publica, mediante dispensadores a los que le ingresan dinero para su acceso. Sus ventas las realiza de contado diariamente y en su proceso de producción y comercialización trabaja desde las 8 de la mañana hasta las 6 de la tarde. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, con el cual comprará 5 dispensadores para generar mayor volumen de ventas en sitios públicos d egran concurrencia, y con ello aumentar una vez más sus ingresos. Su meta mas adelante es cubrir la cota caribe y extenderse por toda Colombia con su producto que poco a poco asciende en sus ventas.

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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
  • 487
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,259,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,832.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,375 helped Andrea to buy five dispensers.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 22, 2012
Listed
Oct 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2014