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Elena
Elena is 32 years old, married, and has three children between the ages of 8 and 12. She works selling clothing, footwear and perfume. Her customers come from the neighborhood where she lives with her family, and from the surrounding area.

Two years ago, while working as an administrative assistant in a hardware store, Elena began her business to supplement the family income. Her husband is a motorcycle taxi driver. When she lost her job, she started working at her business full-time. She sells on credit from 7 in the morning until 7 in the evening, taking breaks for meals and to purchase products from suppliers who give her the best prices available.

Elena is requesting her first loan with Kiva and the field partner to buy clothing, footwear and perfume to sell. She says that she will be able to fill the orders that her customers have placed from now on. Elena says that her goal is to expand her business so that she will be able to help her children to become distinguished and successful professionals.
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Elena de 32 años de edad se dedica al comercio de ropa calzado y perfumería en general, sus clientes están ubicados en su propio barrio y en los alrededores de este, donde habita con su cónyuge y sus 3 hijos en las edades de 8 a 12 años. Hace 2 años estaba trabajando como auxiliar administrativa en una ferretería y desde allí caminaba su actividad comercial, para complementar los ingresos familiares, pues su cónyuge trabaja prestando servicios de transporte en una motocicleta. Cuando Elena quedó desempleada, se dedicó completamente a su actividad comercial, vendiendo a crédito desde las 7 dela mañana hasta las 7 de la noche con sus descansos alimentarios y sus compras las hace a proveedores que le ofrecen los mejores precios del mercado. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace ala Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará ropa, calzado y perfumería para la venta, porque responderá a encargos que desde ahora han hecho sus clientes. Su meta es lograr crecimiento en su negocio, para más tarde ayudar a sus hijos, a que se conviertan en unos profesionales excepcionales y con mucho éxito.

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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
  • 266
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,600,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,895.7
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Expired
A loan of $625 helped Elena to buy clothing, footwear and perfume to sell.
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 27, 2013
Listed
Oct 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Expired:
Nov 1, 2013