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Shirley Nayit
Shirley 35, lives in the town of Soledad, a community near the city of Barranquilla. There she offers services especially for housewives, because from the exhausting need to hand wash clothes every day under the warm Caribbean sun she came to rent washing machines to make the work easier for a lot of women and also of men today.

Her idea for a business was born in 2010 when she noticed the profitability of offering this service. Her business grew and little by little she has built her own clientele. From this, demand grew for another service she offers, renting minutes. These simultaneous activities allow her to generate income to achieve the well-being of her three-year-old son, whom she dreams of seeing become a successful adult.

Her goal is to expand her business by increasing the number of customers, but she doesn't have enough washing machines for the demand that grows every day. This is why she's requesting a Kiva loan, her first financing from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, with which she'll buy three washing machines to supplement the increase in her income and make her Kiva loan a successful investment.

Meanwhile, Shirley works from Monday through Sunday without rest and from 7 in the morning until 8 at night so she can achieve her dream of future prosperity.
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Shirley de 35 años de edad, es una habitante del municipio de Soledad, población cercana a la ciudad de Barranquilla, allí se dedica a ofrecer servicios especialmente para amas de casa, porque ella partió de su necesidad agotadora de lavar diario manualmente y bajo el cálido sol del Caribe, para ofrecer el servicio de alquiler de máquinas lavadoras, que facilitaran el trabajo de muchas mujeres y hoy también de hombres. Su idea de negocio nació en el año 2010, cuando advirtió la rentabilidad de ofrecer este servicio; su negocio fue creciendo y poco a poco ha ido construyendo su propia clientela, de la cual surgió la demanda de otro servicio que también ofrece y es el de venta de minutos, actividades simultaneas que le permiten generar ingresos para lograr el bienestar de su hijo de 3 años de edad, con el que tiene sueños de ver convertido en un adulto exitoso. Su meta es ampliar su negocio, aumentando el número de clientes, pero el número de lavadoras no es suficiente para la demanda que cada ia crece. Esta es la razón por la cual acude a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará 3 lavadoras que le potencializan el aumento de sus ingresos y hacen de su credikiva una inversión exitosa. Mientras esto ocurre Shirley trabaja de lunes a domingo sin descansos y desde las 7 de la mañana hasta las 8 de la noche con el fin de lograr sus sueños de prosperidad futura.

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
  • 178
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $12,858,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,804.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Shirley Nayit to buy three washing machines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 8, 2013
Listed
Feb 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014