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Labani
Labani is 31 years old. She has a small store where she sells cell phones, MP3 players, chips, and cell phone accessories, such as cases, covers, displays, SIM cards, headphones, protectors, screen protectors, and other accessories, such as loudspeakers, antennas, bracelets, HDMI cables, and data cables. She also offers technical repair services for cell phones, installation of the accessories she sells, and minute reloads for the country's cell phone companies. She lives in the city of Bogotá, capital of the Republic of Colombia, with her partner and their 11-month-old son. She opened her store seven years ago, taking advantage of the opportunity and the growth of the communications revolution, with its constant innovation in the models offered by different cell phone brands and their accessories and applications. She has a point-of-sale that has become a fixture where she does business and she has maintained a level of sales that has allowed her to cover her household expenses. This is her first Kiva loan with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo and she will use it to buy new models of cell phones and accessories to go with them. This will increase her stock so she can offer her customers excellent service and thereby keep increasing her sales so that she can open another store in the near future.
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Labani tiene 31 años de edad. Tiene un pequeña tienda de venta de celulares, MP3, Chip, accesorios para celulares como estuches, forros, displays, carcasas, SIM CARDS, audífonos, protectores, películas protectoras, y otros accesorios como parlantes, antenas, brazaletes, cable hdani, cables de datos; también presta servicio técnico de reparación de celulares, instalación de los accesorios que vende y recargas de minutos de operadores de telefonía celular del País. Vive en la linda Bogotá, capital de la República de Colombia, con su conyugue y un hijo de 11 meses de nacido. Desde hace siete años comenzó con esta tienda, aprovechando la oportunidad y el auge que ha tenido la revolución de las comunicaciones con la constante innovación en los modelos de las diferentes marcas de celulares y sus accesorios, y aplicaciones. Tiene un punto de venta que ha logrado acreditarse en el sector donde opera, manteniendo un nivel de ventas que le permite dar sostenibilidad a los gastos familiares. Este es su primer credikiva con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, el cual lo aplicará en la compra de nuevos modelos de celulares y accesorios para los mismos, aumentando el surtido para ofrecer un excelente servicio a sus clientes, y así, seguir aumentando las ventas, para que un plazo mediano pueda establecer otro punto de venta.

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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.

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  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 181
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $12,852,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,892.3
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped Labani to buy new models of cell phones and accessories to go with them.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 29, 2013
Listed
Jun 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 23, 2013