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Maira Alejandra
Maira, age 25, works as a seamstress. This work has always appealed to her, and so two years ago she began her entrepreneur experience with her own business, after she finished her pattern-making and fitting studies, focusing especially on making bermudas, shorts, and multiuse outfits. With her business and with the money that her husband, who works as a worker in a business, contributes, they generate sufficient income to take care of the household expenses. Their household includes two children, ages 4 and 6. Currently, Maira is applying for a Kiva loan, the first financing that Fundación Mario Santo Domingo is giving. With this she will buy a tabletop sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, because her goal is to expand her workshop, and eventually to have her own home. Maira works painstakingly everyday, from 8 in the morning to 7 at night (including two hours of rest), from Monday to Saturday. Her primary customers are the shops in the area, who have placed orders with her and whom she gladly takes care of promptly.
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Maira de 25 años de edad se dedica la confección, esta actividad siempre le llamó su atención y por eso desde hace 2 años, inició su experiencia emprendedora con su propio negocio, una vez terminó sus estudios de patronaje y escalado, enfocándose preferencialmente en la elaboración de bermudas, pantalonetas y multiusos . Con su negocio y con los recursos que aporta su cónyuge quien trabaja como operario de una empresa, generan ingresos suficientes para atender los gastos de su hogar en el que tienen 2 hijos en las edades de 4 y 6 años. En la actualidad Maira está aplicando aun credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará una máquina plana y una fileteadora, pues su meta es ampliar su taller, para mas adelante tener su propia casa . Maira trabaja con mucho esmero diariamente, desde las 8 de la mañana hasta las 7 de la noche, incluyendo 2 horas de descanso, y desde los lunes hasta los sábados. Sus clientes principales son las misceláneas del sector, quienes le hacen pedidos y ella gustosamente las atiende con gran prontitud.

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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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  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 486
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,254,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,947.4
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Maira Alejandra to buy a table-top sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 30, 2013
Listed
Sep 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014