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Diana
Diana is 56 years old and works selling red meat in her neighborhood, located in the south of the city. She lives with her husband and her 32-year-old son. She has been working in the meat business since 1990, learning the trade from her husband and later setting up her own business. Diana's business sells red meat by the pound to the customer and the very same customers have recommended it to others who are now her regular customers. She accepts cash purchases and also gives credit, working from 7 in the morning every day. She buys her meat from a slaughterhouse in the municipality next to her city where they sell the best beef. Recently, her sales have increased and she does not have enough product to satisfy the market demand. This is why she is requesting a Kiva loan with which she will buy grilling meat, ribs, and guts - products which sell very well, especially during the Christmas season. At this time, her sales and profits rise which is why her loan will bring success.
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Diana de 56 años de edad se dedica a la venta de carnes rojas en su barrio ubicado al sur de la ciudad, donde habita con su cónyuge y su hijo de 32 años de edad. Su experiencia en el mercado de cárnicos, data desde el año 1990, actividad que aprendió de su cónyuge y decidió iniciarla. Diana tiene un negocio donde ofrece directamente a su clientela carnes rojas por libras y estos mismos clientes le refieren otros, que hoy se han convertido en sus compradores fijos. Sus ventas las realiza a créditos y de contado, trabajando desde las 7 de la mañana todos los días y sus compras las hace en el matadero del municipio contiguo a la ciudad, donde vende la mejor carne de res. En la actualidad las ventas se han incrementado y su capital de trabajo no es suficiente para atender la demanda del mercado, esta es la razón por la cual acude a un credikiva, con el cual comprará carne para asaderos, costillas, víscera, productos de alta rotación entre su clientela, especialmente en las fiestas de fin de año, época en la cual se incrementan sus ventas y así mismo sus ingresos, lo cual es la razón de éxito de su credikiva.

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

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 182
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $12,868,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,824.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Diana to buy grilling meat, ribs, and guts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 19, 2012
Listed
Nov 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2014