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Martha
Martha is 52 years old. She rents washing machines and offers internet access, photocopy and scanner services in her own home located in the city of Barranquilla. Two years ago she was inspired by this enterprising idea with the goal of answering the need to increase the income of her household, made up of her husband and 3 adult children. She also wanted to feel busy. So she observed the needs of her neighborhood as far as what services were being offered. She decide to fill the need for washing, photocopying and printing.

Today she gets up very early and opens her shop to attend to her clients which are her neighbors and others passing through the area. Her goal is to expand her business daily. So she has come to Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, with the goal of obtaining a loan through Kiva. She will use it to buy 2 washing machines, a photocopier and a computer. She will have more capacity to provide better service, increase her profits and not have her clients have to wait. The Kiva loan will solve her problem of not having enough capital to make this investment.
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Martha de 52 años de edad, alquila maquinas lavadoras, ofrece servicios de acceso a internet, de fotocopiaje y de scanner en su propia vivienda, ubicada en la ciudad de Barranquilla. Desde hace 2 años surgió su idea emprendedora, con el fin de responder a las necesidades de aumentar los ingresos de su hogar, conformado por su cónyuge y tres hijos adultos y también para sentirse muy activa. Por eso observando los requerimientos de su vecinas, respecto a los servicios que hoy ofrece, decidió ponerle fin a la necesidad , que los habitantes del barrio padecían, al no contar con ningún tipo de servicio de alquiler de lavadoras, fotocopiaje e impresión. Hoy todos los días desde muy temprano, da apertura a su instalación para atender la clientela, que la conforma los vecinos y transeúntes que por allí circulan. Su meta es hacer crecer cada vez más su negocio, por eso se ha acercado a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el fin de obtener un credikva, mediante el cual comprará 2 lavadoras una fotocopiadora y un equipo de cómputos, con ello tendrá más capacidad instalada para prestar un mejor servicio y obtener mar ingresos, sin que sus clientes tengan que esperar. Superando con su credikiva su gran desafío de insuficiencia para invertir.

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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
  • 268
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,343,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,937.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $650 helped Martha to buy 2 washing machines, a photocopier and a computer.
93% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 14, 2014
Listed
Apr 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 18, 2015