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Aminta
Aminta is 41 years old and owns a restaurant located in the town of Soledad, very close to Barranquilla, the main city of Atlántico department. For over 8 years, as a widow and with the need to support her 3 children, today aged from 14 to 19, she decided to start an income-generating activity for herself. For this reason, determined and supported by her family, she set to work with her own tools and managed to attract a group of contractors, who supported her in her productive progress.

She has specialized in catering to this sector, offering them cheap but delicious lunches, every day from Monday to Saturday. Each day, Aminta prepares the food, plates it up it and takes it to each building site, with whom she has contracted. She accepts cash for her sales and her biggest dream is to expand her business.

This is the reason she is requesting a loan from Kiva, which will be her second loan with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She will use the loan to buy wholesale goods including food, meat products and soft drinks thus getting discounts. The aim of all this is to move along the path towards prosperity and offer her family more and more wellbeing.
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Aminta de 41 años de edad es la propietaria de un restaurante ubicado en el municipio de Soledad, muy cerca a Barranquilla ciudad principal del departamento de Atlántico. Desde hace 8 años, en su condición de viuda y con la necesidad de sacar adelante a sus 3 hijos, hoy en las edades de 14 a 19 años, decidió iniciar una actividad generadora de ingresos por su propia cuenta. Por eso decidida y apoyada por su familia, la empezó contando con sus propias herramienta y logrando capturar un mercado de contratistas, que la apoyaron en su avance productivo, mientras ella, se ha especializado en atender a este sector, ofreciéndoles ricos y económicos almuerzos, durante todos los días de lunes a sábados . Aminta diariamente prepara los alimentos, los sirve y los traslada a cada una de las construcciones, con quienes ha contratado. Sus ventas las realiza de contado y su principal sueño es poder ampliar su negocio. Esta es la razón por la cual acude a un credikiva, segundo financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará en mayor volumen y para obtener descuentos: víveres, cárnicos y refrescos, todo ello con el fin de ascender en el camino orientado por el deseo de prosperar y ofrecer a su familia cada vez un mayor bienestar.

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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
  • 176
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,171,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,906.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Aminta to buy food, meat products and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 28, 2013
Listed
Jun 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014