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Liliana
Liliana, 31, makes a living selling clothing in all sizes and lines. She distributes on credit to neighbors, friends, and referrals. She makes her main purchases in fabric stores in the city of Barranquilla.

Her business idea started in January 2007, when she was looking for a formal job and decided on her own to request the service of making shirts and pants for men and blouses for women, which she orders from satellite workshops that offer the service as an assembly system. (That is, she invests in the raw materials and supplies, and small workshops do the design, cutting, making, assembling, and finishing of the pieces, and ultimately she sells on order.)

In the past Liliana traveled to Spain with financing from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo to participate in a learning and technology mission. She trained a lot more and learned various work alternatives in the field of sewing. Her long-term goal is to open a large store and her personal goal is to get married and have a family.

Currently she's applying for a Kiva loan, her second loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With it she'll buy fabric and accessories for the finishing touches, and she'll pay for labor at the workshops, which will make the clothing especially so her customers can celebrate Christmas and New Year very elegantly and enjoy these festivities with their families.
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Liliana de 31 años de edad se dedica al comercio de ropa en todas las tallas y líneas, mediante distribución a crédito, entre clientes vecinos y amigos o referidos por estos. Sus principales compras las hace en almacenes de telas en la ciudad de Barranquilla. Su idea de negocio comenzó en el mes de Enero del año 2007, cuando se encontraba en la búsqueda de un empleo formal y decidió por cuenta propia solicitar el servicio de fabricación de camisas y pantalones, para caballeros y blusas femeninas, que manda a fabricar en talleres satélites que le ofrecerle el servicio mediante el sistema de maquila( es decir ella invierte en materias primas e insumos y pequeños talleres hacen el proceso de diseño, corte, preparación, ensamble, acabado de piezas y finalmente ella vende sobre pedidos. En el pasado Liliana viajó a España, mediante financiamiento que hizo a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, participando en una misión de conocimiento y tecnología, donde se capacitó mucho más y conoció diversas alternativas de trabajo en el área de la confección. Su meta mas adelante es abrir un almacén y su meta personal es contraer matrimonio y conformar una familia. En la actualidad está aplicando aun credikiva, segundo financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará telas, accesorios para acabados y pagar mano de obra a los talleres, que fabricarán ropa, especialmente dirigida a que sus clientes celebren las navidades y el año nuevo muy elegantes y disfruten en familia estas festividades.

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
  • 500
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,967,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,774.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Liliana to buy fabric and accessories, and to pay for labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 21, 2012
Listed
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 18, 2013