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Lucila
Lucila is 63 years old. She makes clothing, blankets and bedspreads. She has done this for 20 years. After working at a textile factory, she took her retirement package and invested in a sewing business, starting her own enterprise to generate independent income. Today her main products are women's dresses, pants and knitting. Right now she is applying for a Kiva loan, the first loan she has taken out with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With it, she will buy fabrics and materials to make blankets, pants and sweaters. In her little workshop, Lucila does all kinds of sewing, from design to cutting, getting the item ready for assembly and finishing the product. Her goal is to expand this business and make more money to improve her family's living conditions. This goal is what drives her to work and strive every day to reach her dream of prosperity.
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Lucila de 63 años de edad, se dedica a la elaboración de prendas de vestir, tendidos y cubrelechos; actividad que desempeña desde hace 20 años, cuando, después de ser empleada de la industria textil, decidió con su liquidación, invertir en un negocio de confecciones, emprendiendo así su propia aventura, para generar ingresos independientes. Hoy sus principales productos son los vestidos femeninos, los pantalones y el tejido de punto. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, primer finamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará telas e insumos, para confeccionar tendidos, pantalones y suéteres. Lucila en su pequeño taller, desarrolla todas las operaciones de la confección, desde el diseño pasando por el corte, la preparación de la prenda el ensamble y el acabado de ropas. Su meta es ampliar este negocio y ganar mas dinero, para mejorar las condiciones habitacionales de su familia. Este propósito es el motor por el cual trabaja y se esmera diariamente con el fin de alcanzar su sueño de prosperidad.

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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
  • 528
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,691,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,834.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $650 helped Lucila to buy fabrics and materials.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 26, 2013
Listed
May 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2014