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Dubis
Dubis lives with her 3 children, ranging from 7 to 15, in the southwestern part of the city. They sell various merchandise, especially underwear, shirts, sweaters and bermuda shorts. She started her business 5 years ago, when, in order to feel active, add income to the home, and respond effectively to her need, she decided to help her spouse, who works as a contractor at an important business. That's how Dubis organized a space in her home where she offers the items she sells for cash up front. She opens her doors from 8 in the morning until 8 at night. She does her buying in cash or many times on credit, from suppliers in the center of town who are set up in commercial areas that merchants know very well. In the future, her goal is town her own home because she lives in a family home and it is one of her biggest challenges. Right now, she is applying for a Kiva loan, the first loan she has taken out with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With it, she will buy various underwear and other clothing. With it, she plans on impacting her clientele during the carnival season which is coming up and it is one of the most commercial times that fortifies the economic dynamic of many small businesses in the Atlántico department.
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Dubis vive con sus 3 hijos, de 7 a 15 años, al suroccidente de la ciudad. Allí se dedican a la venta de mercancía variada, especialmente de ropa interior, multiusos, suéteres y bermudas. Su negocio inició desde hace 5 años, cuando para sentirse activa, agregar ingresos a su hogar, para responder mas efectivamente a sus necesidades, decidió apoyar la gestión de su cónyuge, quien trabaja como contratista de una importante empresa. Así fue como Dubis organizó en su domicilio un espacio donde ofrecer los artículos para la venta de contado, el cual aun abre sus puertas desde las 8 de la mañana hasta las 8 de la noche. . Sus compras las realiza de contado y muchas veces a crédito, a proveedores del centro de la ciudad, que están instalados en zonas comerciales muy conocidas por los comerciantes. Mas adelante su meta es tener su casa propia, pues vive en casa familiar y este es uno de sus mayores desafío. En la actualidad, está aplicando a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará ropa interior y exterior muy variada y colorida, con ello planea impactar a su clientela en la temporada de carnaval que se aproxima y es una de las mas comerciales de la temporada que fortalece la dinámica económica de muchos pequeños comerciantes del departamento del Atlántico.

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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.

About Colombia

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 556
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,700,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,778.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Dubis to buy a wide variety of underwear and other clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 31, 2013
Listed
Feb 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2014