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Leonor Cecilia
Leonor is 48 years old and lives in the beautiful city of Barranquilla in the Atlantico department, which is known nationally as Curramba la Bella. She lives with her husband, with whom she has five children (4 boys and a girl), who are 18, 21, 22, 27, and 30 years old. Her husband works repairing bicycles.

She works making fried cheese sticks, sausages, skewered meat, and soft drinks for consumption. She sells them in a strategic area of the neighborhood where many people pass by. It is a popular corner called La Redonda. This area is practically in the center of three neighborhoods since they come together there, and there are many stores nearby, which makes it a place many people have to walk by. Leonor started her business in 1993, so it has been open for 20 years. She says she learned from her parents, who had a bakery, and she also learned to make cookies. Her busines is open every day from 8:00am until 9:00pm. She accepts cash and buys all of her supplies at the central market in the city.

This is her first Kiva loan with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She is requesting the loan to purchase flour, cheese, fried meat, oil, salsas, an oven, and other ingredients necessary to make fried cheese sticks, sausage, skewered meat, and cookies. Her goal is to continue growing her business so she can continue supporting the education of her younger children.
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Leonor tiene 48 años de edad, reside en la hermosa ciudad de Barranquilla, departamento del Atlántico, conocida nacionalmente como “Curramba la Bella”. Vive con su conyugue y tiene cinco (5) hijos, cuatro (4) varones y una mujer en edades de 18,21,22,27 y 30 años. Su conyugue se dedica al arreglo de bicicletas. Su actividad de negocio consiste en la elaboración de deditos, chorizos de butifarras, chuzos,y refrescos para su consumo, los cuales los vende en un sector estratégico del barrio donde confluyen muchos transeúntes, es una esquina muy popular llamada la redonda, este sector prácticamente es el centro de tres barrios circunvecinos, pues allí colindan estos tres barrios, y se ubican a los alrededores muchos negocios, que hacen de aquel lugar sitio obligado para el transito de muchas personas. Desde el año 1993 inició este negocio, es decir, tiene 20 años de funcionamiento; cuenta que lo aprendió de sus padres, quienes tenían una panadería, con ellos aprendió también a hacer galletas. El negocio lo abre todos los días de 8 a.m. a 9 p.m., sus ventas son de contado, y compra todos sus insumos en el mercado central de la ciudad. Este es su primer credikiva con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, el cual lo aplicará en la compra de harinas, queso, carnes frias, aceite, salsas, un horno y demás ingredientes necesarios para la elaboración de deditos, chorizos de butifarras, chorizos y galletas. Tiene como meta seguir creciendo en su negocio, para continuar apoyando a sus hijos menores en sus estudios.

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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
  • 339
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,070,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,882.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Leonor Cecilia to purchase flour, cheese, fried meat, oil, salsas, an oven, and other ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 17, 2013
Listed
Jul 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014