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Amparo
Amparo, 36, lives in the city of Cartagena with her young children, ages 3 months and 15. To support her household she has had a small business making breakfast and lunch since 2009.

She started her business when she decided to improve her family's quality of life. She began selling in small proportions and kept adding more, until she sold not only lunches but also fried food, natural beverages, coffee, etc. so her customers could eat breakfast and satisfy that necessity very early before going to work.

She makes her sales in cash from 6 in the morning until 6 in the afternoon. She makes her purchases in the city's public market so she can get competitive prices on her ingredients.

Her goal is to continue her growth, which is why she's requesting a Kiva loan, her first financing from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With it she'll buy provisions and fried food to increase her products as well as her sales.

Her dream for prosperity is to manage to have her own house, which is why she works hard every day to have one in the future.
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Amparo es una mujer de 36 años de edad que habita en la ciudad de Cartagena con sus pequeños hijo de 3 meses y 15 años de edad. Ella para lograr el sustento de su hogar tiene una microempresa de preparación de almuerzos y desayunos desde el año 2009,. Su negocio inició cuando decidida a mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia empezó vendiendo en pequeñas proporciones y fue agregando mayor cantidad, hasta lograr no solo vende almuerzos sino también complementar con frituras refrescos naturales, café etc. para que sus clientela pudiera desayunar y satisfacer esta necesidad bien temprano antes de irse a trabajar. Sus ventas las realiza de contado desde las 6 de la mañana hasta las 6 de la tarde mientras sus compras las hace el mercado público de la ciudad, para lograr acceso a precios competitivos en su materia prima. Su meta es continuar su crecimiento y por eso recurre a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará víveres y frituras, para aumentar su producción e incrementar así mismo sus ventas. Su sueño de prosperidad es lograr tener una casa propia y por eso todos los días se esmera trabajando para contar con ella en un futuro.

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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
  • 292
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,948,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,837.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Amparo to buy provisions and fried food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 19, 2013
Listed
May 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014