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Marlene Maria
2 years ago, Marlene started up a food business, which she acquired from her uncle: initially she sold fast food and step by step she added the restaurant service with various menus. Her sales are made in the centre of the city where her business is located and she is open 10 hours a day.

Her goal is to strengthen her sales with a fully furnished kitchen which would facilitate work and bring in more and more clients, due to the efficacy of her service. At present she is applying for a Kiva loan, the first she has taken, with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With it she will buy fried foods for sale, tables and chairs, and then she needs to turn the dining area into a comfortable and pleasant space, to generate more income and so she can improve the well-being of her three children between the ages of 14 and 17 and with it, a more successful life.
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Marlene desde hace 2 años inició un negoco de alimentos, que adquirió de su tio: inicialmente vendia comidas ráidas y paso a pasó agregó el servicio de restaurante con diversos menus. Sus ventas las realiza en el centro de la ciudad donde se encuentra ubicado su negocio y vende diariamente durante 10 horas. Su meta es lograr fortalecerlos con un menaje de cocina completo que facilite el trabajo y atraiga cada vez a amas clientes, por la efectivida de su servicio. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, primer financimeinto que hace alña Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará frituras para la venta, mesas, sillas, pues requiere hacer del lugar de servicios un espacio agradable y cómodo, para generar mas ingresos y que sus tres hijos en las edades de 14 a 17 años tengan un mayo bienestar y con ello una vida mas exitosa.

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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

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 414
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,282,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,829.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Marlene Maria to buy fried foods to sell, and tables and chairs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2013
Mar 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014