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Mariela Isabel
Mariela is 48 and lives in Soledad, a neighborhood in the city of Barranquilla. Here she started her business, selling prepared food, 14 years ago when she noticed the demand for fast food. Since the area is very busy, she rented a hot dog cart to get started. Today her main items are hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, fritters, and others. She conducts business Tuesday through Sunday from 5 pm until midnight, or later as necessary. She purchases sauces from distributors in cash every day.

She is applying for a Kiva loan to buy wholesale sauces and supplies to prepare her food and to buy a hot dog cart so that she will not have to pay daily rent. Her loan will be successful because it is the best selling season of the year and she will have her own cart.
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Mariela de 48 años de edad vive en el municipio de Soledad, área metropolitana de la ciudad de Barranquilla y allí tiene su propio negocio a través del cual vende alimentos, actividad que inició desde hace 14 meses, cuando percibió la necesidad de comprar comidas rápidas, en la comunidad policías por ser un lugar muy concurrido y allí se instaló arrendando un carruaje de perros calientes. Hoy sus principales productos son los perros calientes, las hamburguesas, salchipapas, chuzos arepuelas etc. Sus ventas las realiza desde los martes hasta los domingos, desde las 5 de la tarde hasta las 12 de la noche o más tarde si es necesario. Sus compras las realiza en distribuidores de salsamentarías y de contado con una frecuencia diaria. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, mediante el cual comprará en mayor volumen, salsas, e insumos para preparar las comidas rápidas y un carruaje de perros, para no continuar pagando el arriendo de estos diariamente. Su inversión credikiva tendrá éxito porque la hace en el marco de la temporada mas comercial del año y con ella logrará tener un carruaje propio sin que pasa..

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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.

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  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 468
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,266,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,761.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $600 helped Mariela Isabel to buy wholesale sauces and supplies.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 26, 2012
Listed
Jan 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 21, 2014