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Leidy
Leidy owns a business where she sells much variety and low-cost novelty items. She started this activity a year ago because she’d acquired experience working in a store that sold the same kind of merchandise and since its owner was unable to continue with it she decided to sell it to Leidy who has kept it going making it grow little by little. She sells for cash and also on credit while she makes her purchases daily; her work schedule is 8am to 6pm. Leidy’s market is concentrated among her local neighbors and from adjacent areas that know about her activity and frequently come by to buy from her because they find everything they need.

Taking advantage of the approaching Christmas and New Year’s season, Leidy is applying for a Kiva loan to buy toys, clothes and footwear which is what her clientele most requires; they’ve placed orders for the merchandise she plans to buy which is precisely where her Kiva loan’s success rests in addition to the many discounts she’ll get from her suppliers which leads to her offering very competitive prices to her customers which in turn leads to her dear buyers being loyal to her.
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Leidy es la propietaria de un negocio donde vende muchas variedades y artículos de cacharrería; ella inició esta actividad desde hace 1 año, pues había construido su experiencia, cuando fue empleada de un almacén que se dedicaba a la misma actividad y como su propietaria no puedo continuar, decidió vendérselo a Leidy, quien lo ha sostenido, haciéndolo crecer poco a poco. Sus ventas las realiza de contado y también a crédito, mientras sus compras las hace diariamente y su horario de trabajo inicia desde las 8 de la mañana hasta las 6 de la tarde. El mercado de Leidy esta concentrado entre sus vecinos del barrio y de zonas aledañas que conocen la actividad y frecuentemente se acercan a comprarle, pues encuentran todo lo que ellos necesitan. Aprovechando que se acerca la temporada navideña y de año nuevo, Leidy está aplicando a un credikiva, para comprar juguetería, ropa y calzado, que es lo que mas requiere su clientela y le han hecho encargos sobre los que planea comprar. Esto es justamente, en lo que radica el éxito de su credikiva, además de los muchos descuentos que aprovechará de sus proveedores, que conduce a que los precios que ofrecerá a su clientela sean muy competitivos y gane la fidelidad de sus queridos compradores..

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
  • 264
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,343,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,797.4
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Leidy to buy toys, clothes and footwear.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 27, 2012
Listed
Dec 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 18, 2013