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Diana Rosa
Diana, 39, lives in the Salgar neighborhood of Puerto Colombia in the department of Atlántico, which is a tourist destination on the Caribbean coast. Diana lives with her husband, with whom she has three daughters, ages 12, 17, and 18. She owns a variety store, where she sells bicycle parts and clothing, cosmetics, lotions, and accessories for children and adults. She started the business three years ago, selling just bicycle accessories and spare parts at her husband's suggestion, and later she added more merchandise.

Diana buys her merchandise from wholesalers in Barranquilla for cash. Her business is open every day from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., and she accepts cash and offers credit. Her clients are neighbors, friends, and passers-by. This is her first Kiva loan through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She will use the loan to buy clothing, cosmetics, stationery, accessories, and bicycle parts. She expects to increase her sales, profits, and savings with this investment. Her near-term goals are to expand her store and remodel her house.
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Diana tiene treinta y nueve años (39) de edad, reside en Salgar, corregimiento perteneciente al municipio de Puerto Colombia, departamento del Atlántico. Esta es una población a orillas del mar caribe, sitio turístico de la región costa caribe. Diana vive con su conyugue, con quien tiene tres hijas en edades de doce (12), diecisiete (17) y dieciocho (18) años de edad. Su actividad de negocio consiste en una miscelánea donde se expenden mercancías varias para niños, jóvenes y adultos, como ropa, cosméticos, cremas, accesorios y repuestos de bicicletas. Desde hace tres (3) años inició esta actividad, primero vendiendo solo repuestos y accesorios para motos, atendiendo una sugerencia de su marido, y luego le agregó los demás productos que comercializa en su miscelánea. Compra de contado en distribuidoras mayoristas de la ciudad de Barranquilla. Abre su negocio todos los días, atiendiendolo de ocho (8) de la mañana a ocho (8) de la noche, vendiendo de contado y a crédito. Sus clientes son vecinos, amigos, y transeúntes. Este es su primer credikiva con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, el cual lo aplicará en la compra de ropa, cosméticos, artículos de papelería, detalles, accesorios y repuestos para motos. Con esta inversión espera aumentar las ventas, utilidades, y ahorrar. Sus metas a mediano plazo es la de ampliar la miscelánea, y terminar de remodelar su vivienda.

Additional Information

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

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 569
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,881,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,869.4
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Diana Rosa to buy clothing, cosmetics, stationery, accessories, and bicycle parts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 2, 2013
Listed
Aug 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014