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Sonia Del Carmen
Sonia is 47 years old and sells clothing. She also prepares the famous “Peto,” a delicious boiled maize dish that contains the following ingredients: 1½ cups of white corn, 1½ cups of sugar, 2 ½ cups of milk, ½ teaspoon of salt, 1 pinch of cinnamon, and 4 cups of water. It is prepared in the following way:
She soaks the corn the night before. She cooks it in a pressure pot with water and salt for 25 minutes. She adds the milk and sugar, and lowers the heat, continuously stirring until it thickens a little. Sonia has 20 years of experience in her business, which she started when she saw her friends generating income in the same business. With a family made up of her spouse and 3 sons, today ages 22 to 28, she decided to undertake these activities to add satisfactions to her home. Now Sonia is applying for a Kiva loan, the first financing she is doing with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She will use it buy supplies to prepare peto, such as corn, sugar, salt, and cinnamon, as well as various merchandise like sweaters and footwear. With her Kiva loan, her sales will increase and she will obtain greater utilities, since it is a new investment. Sonia's goal is to continue growing and increasing the amounts of future credits.
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Sonia de 47 años de edad vende ropa en general y también prepara el famoso “Peto”, deliciosa mazamorra de maíz pilado que contiene los siguientes ingredientes: 1½ taza de maíz blanco
1½ taza de azúcar, 2 ½ tazas de leche, ½ cucharadita de sal, 1 astilla de canela, 4 tazas de agua,
preparado de la siguiente manera: Se remoja el maíz desde la noche anterior. Se cocina en olla de presión en el agua y la sal por 25 minutos. Se le agrega leche y el azúcar, se baja el calor sin dejar de remover, dejándolo un poco espeso. Sonia tiene 20 años de experiencia en su negocio , la cual nació al observar a sus amigos que se dedicaban a ella, generando ingresos. Con una familia conformada por su cónyuge y 3 hijos, hoy en las edades de 22 a 28 años, decidió emprender estas actividades para agregar satisfacciones a su hogar. En la actualidad Sonia está aplicando a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará insumos para prepara peto, como maíz, azúcar, sal, canela y mercancía variada como suéteres, calzado y colonias. Con su credikiva sus ventas se incrementarán y obtendrá mayores utilidades pues es una nueva inversión, porque su meta es continuar su crecimiento y ampliando los montos de los créditos futuros.

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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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About Colombia

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 268
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,479,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,892.1
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Expired
A loan of $1,600 helped Sonia Del Carmen to buy supplies to prepare peto, such as corn, sugar, salt, and cinnamon, as well as various merchandise like sweaters and footwear.
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 9, 2013
Listed
Oct 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Expired:
Nov 9, 2013