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Tatiana Paola
Tatiana is 43 years old. She lives in the city of Cartagena de Indias where she makes handicrafts and sells beauty products. With her business, which she started two years ago, she contributes to her family's upkeep and especially to that of her one-year-old daughter, whom she wants to provide with the best so that she has the best possible well-being. A native of a municipality in the department of Bolivar, she learned to make handicrafts, which are recognizable as part of the traditional culture of her native San Jacinto. Her efforts to get ahead have led her to work in sales as well, selling door-to-door to make her business grow and to support her household. Little by little she has been able to increase her capital, but her growing clientele, especially in this last trimester of the year, has increased demand for her products. This is why she is applying for a Kiva loan, which will be her first loan with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo and which she will use to buy brooches, hairpins, patches for backpacks, and thread, fabrics, and gems. Her goal is to grow her business by working carefully, so that, with God's help, she can get ahead.
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Tatiana de 43 años de edad vive en la ciudad de Cartagena de Indias y allí se dedica a la elaboración de productos artesanales y además a la venta de productos de belleza. Con su negocio, iniicado hace 2 años, contribuye con el sustento de su familia, especialmente de su hija de 1 año de edad, a quien quiere proveerle lo mejor, con el fin de lograr su bienestar integral. Oriunda de un municipio del departamento de Bolivar, aprendió a elaborar artesanias, las que son reconocidas por su tradicion cultural en su natal San Jacinto. Sus esfuerzos por salir adelante la han llevado a dedicarse tambien a la actividad comercial, vendiendo puerta a puerta, para hacer crecer su negocio y mantener su hogar. Poco a poco ha logrado aumentar su capital, pero su creciente clientela, especialmente en este último trimestre del año, ha aumentado la demanda de sus productos y por eso está aplicando a un credikiva, primer finaciamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará broches, ganchos, aplicaciones para mochilas, e hilos telas y piedrería. Su meta en su negocio, es lograr un mayor crecimiento trabajando esmeradamente, para salir adelante, con la ayuda de Dios.

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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
  • 532
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,658,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,826.4
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Tatiana Paola to buy brooches, hairpins, patches for backpacks, and thread, fabric, and gems.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 31, 2012
Listed
Nov 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 27, 2013