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Yilkia is 25 years old and has natural product store where she offers therapeutic services and sells products like soya, sauces, menthol for muscular pain, expectorant, digestives, etc. It generates her income. She started her business 9 years ago when she decided to offer a complimentary service to her father's botanical medicine.

Yilkia constantly promotes her product by fliers left door-to-door and the good service she offers her clients. Her main clients reside in her neighborhood and she works from 8 in the morning until 6 at night. She buys in cash from distributors that provide what her clients request. Her goal is to expand her sales and services to other neighborhoods and approach part of the city of Barranquilla which is located quite close to where she lives and has her business.

Now she is applying for a loan from Kiva with which she will buy natural medicine, pollen propolis, sauces,menthol, soya,etc. Yillia has a goal of generating more income to help support her family much more.
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Yilkia de 25 años posee una tienda naturista, lugar donde ofrece servicios de terapia y vende productos como soya, salsas, mentoles para dolores musculares, expectorantes, digestivos etc. Su actividad generadora de ingresos, inició desde hace 9 años, cuando decidió prestar un servicio complementario al que realiza su padre de medicina botánica. Yilka permanentemente promociona sus productos mediante el volanteo puerta a puerta y el buen servicio que ofrece a su clientela. Sus principales clientes pertenecen a su propia vecindad y para ellos trabaja desde las 8 de la mañana hasta las 6 de la tarde, comprando de contado a proveedores que le ofrecen lo que su clientela requiere. Su meta consiste en expandir sus ventas y sus servicios a otros barrios y abordar parte de la ciudad de Barranquilla que se encuentra muy cerca al lugar donde habita y tiene su negocio. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva mediante el cual comprará medicina natural, polen, propolio, salsas, mentol, soya etc. Porque Yilkia tiene como metas generar mas ingresos para ayudar mucho mas a su familia,

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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.

About Colombia

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 246
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,479,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,859.9
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $300 helped Yilkia to buy natural medicine, bee pollen, propolis, sauces, menthol, soya, etc.
56% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: