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Liliana Estela
Liliana is a 38-year-old single mother who lives with her 14-year-old son in the town of Malambo in Atlántico Department. Their home is near banks of the Magdalena River, the main waterway in Colombia. Malamba gets its name from the historical Pedro Malambo, took the name of a tree that grew abundantly along the Caribbean coast, called euphorbiaceae croton malambo.

In this town with its historically interesting name, Liliana lives and supports herself and her son. Liliana runs a business selling blouses, jeans, lipstick, and compacts to friends and neighbors on weekdays, as well as often selling candy to complement her business offerings. Liliana pays for these goods in cash and sells them either for cash or on credit. Liliana began the business four years ago, inspired by the example of her sister, the owner of a general store and a shop.

This is Liliana's first Kiva loan from the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, [Mario Santo Domingo Foundation]. She will use the loan funds to purchase blouses, jeans, lipstick, and compacts. Liliana hopes that a greater inventory will improve the business's image. Her goals rare to boost sales and improve her quality of life.
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Liliana es una mujer de treinta y ocho (38) años de edad, vive en el municipio de Malambo, pueblo ribereño, del departamento del Atlántico, ubicado a orillas del gran río de la Magdalena, principal arteria fluvial de Colombia. Malambo deriva su nombre del cacique Pedro Malambo, quien a su vez lo toma del árbol muy abundante en el Caribe latinoamericano llamado euforbiácea croton malambo. En este municipio de nombre historico interesante, justamente reside Liliana, mujer cabeza de familia, con su hijo de catorce (14) años de edad. Su actividad de negocio es la comercialización de blusas, jean, lápiz y cuadernos, asi mismo en su vivienda vende dulces al menudeo que complementan su oferta comercial. Productos que compra de contado, y vende a crédito y contado de lunes a domingo, de ocho (8) de la mañana a ocho (8) de la noche, a vecinos y amigos. Desde hace cuatro (4) años inició esta actividad, motivada por una hermana que tiene una miscelánea y una tienda. Este es su primer credikiva con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, el cual lo aplicará en la compra de blusas, jean, lápices y cuadernos. Con ello espera mejorar la imagen del negocio, con un mayor surtido. Sus metas son: Aumentar sus ventas, y mejorar su calidad de vida.

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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
  • 245
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,479,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,919.6
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Expired
A loan of $1,325 helped Liliana Estela to purchase blouses, jeans, lipstick, and compacts.
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 15, 2013
Listed
Aug 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Expired:
Sep 25, 2013