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Marinella
Marinella, 32, lives with her spouse and her two daughters in a neighborhood that combines formal and informal commercial spaces, sport and recreation facilities, one of the most important Colombian soccer stadiums, and residential areas of apartment buildings and houses where hardworking families live. Her family is no exception.

Marinella learned retail from her mother. Twelve years ago, after having been an employee in a company, she started her own business venture once she managed to put together some savings for a variety of merchandise. Her business grew little by little and she made adjustments with furniture and equipment to display her offerings.

Currently she has applied for two loans from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, an organization with which she has managed to increase her stock and her wholesale purchases for her business. She has more cash and more customers. This is exactly why she wants a Kiva loan, to respond to customer requests. She wants to expand and strengthen her business more all the time.

With this loan she'll buy clothing, footwear, paper supplies, cosmetics, and other items.

Marinella's customers will be satisfied with her opportune response, so her Kiva loan is an investment with the potential for success.
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Marinella de 32 años, habita con su cónyuge y sus dos hijas, en un barrio que combina espacios comerciales formales e informales, instalaciones deportivas y recreativas, como uno de los estadios más importantes del balompié colombiano y zonas habitables, estructuradas en edificaciones de apartamentos y de casas, donde habitan familias trabajadoras y la de ella no es la excepción. Marinella aprendió de su madre a ser comerciante y hace 12 años emprendió su propia aventura de negocios, después de haber sido empleada en una empresa y una vez que logró ahorros para iniciar su emprendimiento con mercancías variadas. Su negocio poco a poco fue creciendo, y adecuó sus instalaciones con muebles y enseres para lograr exhibir su oferta. En la actualidad ha aplicado a dos financiamientos con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, organización con la que ha logrado aumentar el surtido de su negocio y compras en mayor volumen y contar con mayor liquidez y su clientela se ha incrementado. Esta es justamente la razón para acudir a un credikiva, con el cual responderá a los pedidos de su clientela pues su meta de expansión y fortalecimiento son cada vez mayores. Con este crédito comprará ropa, calzado, útiles de papelería, cosméticos entre otros artículos y sus clientes están satisfechos, con la respuesta oportuna de Marinella, haciendo así de su credikiva una inversión con potencial de éxito.

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

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 485
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,958,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,848.1
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,375 helped Marinella to buy merchandise.
94% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 10, 2013
Listed
Apr 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2015