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Sixta Tulia
Sixta is 46 years old and lives with her family, which is comprised of her husband and 13-year-old daughter, in the large-scale project of sustainable living, Ciudad Bicentenario in the city of Cartagena de Indias, led by the Foundation of Mario Santo Domingo. There she found the possibility of continuing her business of making sandals, which she started 8 years ago, and for which she has structured a market comprised of small stores, women, and neighbors in general. She learned this skill when she went to church and in the company of participating neighbors from the same community, they were trained to produce, just like she is doing currently. She makes purchases of supplies in the city of Barranquilla, where she goes weekly. She does the productive process in the city of Cartagena in her home.

Currently she is applying for a Kiva loan, the first financing that the Foundation Mario Santa Domingo is doing, through which she will buy in bulk and in cash, insoles, buckle clasps, toecaps, to make shoes that have been ordered, and she requires to complete the orders in a timely fashion for her customers, which means that her investment will be a success.
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Sixta de 46 años de edad vive con su familia conformada por su cónyuge y su hija de 13 años de edad en el macroproyecto de vivienda sostenible, Ciudad Bicentenario en la ciudad de Cartagena de Indias, liderado por la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. Allí encontró la posibilidad de continuar su negocio de fabricación de sandalias, el cual inició hace 8 años y para el cual ha estructurado un mercado conformado por pequeños almacenes, mujeres y vecinos en general. Ella aprendió este oficio cuando acudía a la iglesia y en compañía de vecinas participantes de la misma comunidad se capacitaron para producir, tal como lo está haciendo actualmente. Sus compras de insumos las realiza en la ciudad de Barranquilla, donde se traslada semanalmente y el proceso productivo lo realiza en la ciudad de Cartagena en su domicilio. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará al por mayor y de contado, plantillas, broches hebillas, capelladas, para fabricar calzado que tiene encargado y requiere cumplir con los pedidos de manera oportuna a su clientela, lo que hace que su inversión sea todo un éxito.

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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
  • 298
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,837,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,816.7
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,125 helped Sixta Tulia to buy in bulk and in cash, insoles, buckle clasps, toecaps, to make shoes.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 19, 2013
Listed
Mar 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2014