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Eika Patricia
Erika, 38, lives in the municipality of Malambo and earns a living offering personal improvement services in her beauty salon business. She is a married woman with two children aged six and 13 whom she dreams of seeing as successful adults. Erika has three years of experience in her work which arose out of her talent for beauty and grooming. Thus when she thought about starting a micro-business she decided on what she enjoyed the most. In her business she offers hair straightening, hair styling, pedicures, manicures and hair cuts, usually from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and often later. Her primary customers are family members, neighbors, friends and many referrals from her friends who do not hesitate to recommend her for the quality of her services.

Currently she is applying for a Kiva loan, her first loan with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, with which she will purchase a shampoo chair and basin which will allow her to reduce service time and improve her business's image. Her goal is to have her own well-outfitted establishment where her customers may enjoy a much more comfortable environment and choose to come back for consulting and/or expressing a very high-quality personal or professional image.
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Erika de 38 años de edad vive en el municipio de Malambo y se dedica a ofrecer servicios de mejoramiento personal en su negocio de peluquería. Ella es una mujer casada que tiene 2 hijas en las edades de 6 y 13 años, a quienes sueña ver convertidos en adultos exitosos. Erika tiene 3 años de experiencia en su trabajo, el cual es producto de su aptitud por la belleza y la estética, por eso cuando pensó en emprender una microempresa, lo hizo pensando en lo que mas le gustara. En su negocio ofrece servicios de alisado, peinado, pedicure, manicure, cortes de cabello, usualmente desde las 8 de la mañana hasta las 8 de la noche y muchas veces hasta mas tarde. Sus principales clientes son familiares, vecinos, amigos y muchos referidos de sus amigos, quienes no dudan en recomendar la calidad de sus servicios. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva,primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará un lava cabezas, que le permitirá disminuír los tiempos de servicio y mejorar la imagen de su negocio. Su meta es tener un local propio, bien condicionado donde su clientela encuentre un ambiente mucho más confortable y opte por regresar para ser asesorada y/o expresar una imagen personal o profesional de mucha calidad.


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
  • 472
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,262,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,824.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Eika Patricia to purchase a shampoo chair and basin for her salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 9, 2012
Listed
Nov 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 19, 2013