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Ana Julia
Ana is 55 years old and lives in the lovely city of Cartagena, along with her husband and four children, between the ages of 8 and 19. She learned to make clothing from her mother and she has been able to support her family for the past five years, although her experience dates back 35 years, when she used to help her mother.

She makes her lines of clothing are for women in accordance with the season and as requested by her customers. So in June she makes pajamas and in December and January makes girls’ dresses.

She begins setting up her supplies at 6:00 am and begins designing from that moment in order to assemble the pieces until 5:00 pm, when she takes a break from her machine and calls her customers to go pick up their orders and arrange payment dates.

She is asking for a Kiva loan so that she can buy fabric in volume, zippers, and buttons to make blouses, dresses, sweaters, and pants that her customers will use at end of the year festivities. This is the time of years when people need to be elegant and full of love to receive the new years and sing Christmas carols.
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Ana de 55 años de edad, vive en la hermosa ciudad de Cartagena con su cónyuge y sus 4 hijos en las edades de 8 a 19 años. Ella aprendió de su madre el oficio tradicional de confecciones, con el que ha logrado apoyar el sustento de su familia desde hace 5 años, aunque su experiencia data de hace 35 cuando apoyaba a su madre. Las líneas de prenda en las que hace énfasis Ana son la ropa femeninas y cubrelechos de acuerdo con la época, en la cual solicitan sus clientela; así en Junio todo lo relacionado con ropa para camas y en los meses de diciembre y Enero vestidos para damas e infantil. Desde las 6 de la mañana ordena sus insumos y desde ese momento empieza a diseñar, preparar, ensamblar piezas, hasta las 5 de la tarde, que se levanta de la máquina para tomar su descanso y llamar a sus clientes para que pasen a recoger lo confeccionado y establecer las fechas de pago. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, con el cual comprará telas en volumen, correderas, botones, para confeccionar las Blusas, vestidos, suéteres, pantalones que sus clientes usarán en las fiestas de fin de año, época en la cual necesitan estar bien elegantes y llenos de amor para recibir el año nuevo y cantar los coros de navidad.

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
  • 181
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $12,868,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,799.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Ana Julia to buy supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 16, 2012
Listed
Dec 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013