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Deyanira
In the city of Cartagena, 62 year old Deyanira prepares frozen foods and sells soda in her home. She began six years ago, when she started learning how to make cheese fingers. Later, she added empanadas and other frozen goods to her repertoire, as well as soda and the traditional drink of chicha. Her main customers are her neighbors and people from other areas who buy items from her in cash and often on short-term credit.

Today, she is applying for a loan from Kiva, her second from the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, which she will use to buy wheat flour, corn, soda and cheese. She used her previous loan to improve the presentation of her food and increase sales, which in turn, increased her profits. Her goal is to continue growing and target the trader and events venue markets, as well as children's homes. Deyanira lives with her husband and has three grown-up children who she hopes will always be prosperous.
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En la ciudad de Cartagena Deyanira de 62 años prepara congelados y vende refrescos en su domicilio, desde hace 6 años, cuando inició aprendiendo a hacer deditos de queso y posteriormente feu agregando empanadas y productos congelados diversos , además de chicha y refrescos . Suis principales clientes son los vecinos del barrio y de otros sectores en otras comunidades que le compran de contado y muchas veces a credito que pagan en plazos cortos. En la actualidad está a plicando a un credikiva, segundo financiamiento que hace ala Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con los cuales comprará harina de trigo, maíz, refrescos y queso. Con su anterior crédito mejoró la calidad en su presentación y aumentó su volumen de ventas lo cual repercutió en el incrmento de sus utilidades. Su meta es continuar creciendo y dirigirse al mercado de los comerciantes y de las casas de eventos, así como los hogares para niños. Deyanira habita con su esposo y tiene 3 hijos mayores de edad con los que sueña sean siempre prósperos.

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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
  • 240
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,362,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,822.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,275 helped Deyanira to buy wheat flour, corn, soda and cheese.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 18, 2013
Listed
Mar 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014