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Rosa
Rosa, 45, earns her living making and selling butifarras, a handmade sausage made with pork and seasonings and served with wrapped yuca. It's a family business that she started in 2004. She learned from her cousins who are very famous in their town for the quality with which they make their product. Rosa belongs to a butifarras-makers' association in Soledad, a town known for making this kind of sausage. She sells directly to local customers and referrals, through which she has gained a steady clientele.

Rosa works every day from 7 in the morning until 10 at night. Her goal is to beef up her working capital and grow sales and earnings to bring in more family income. He biggest challenge is obtaining the working capital she needs to improve infrastructure and reach her goal for success. She is currently seeking a Kiva loan, her first with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, which she'll use to buy meat, yuca wraps, disposables, and a display case. With this investment the business will improve because Rosa will boost working capital and increase sales and earnings, which is her goal.
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Rosa de 45 años de edad se dedica a la elaboración y venta de butifarras, un embutido artesanal elaborado con carne de cerdo y otros aderezos, que es consumido acompañado con bollo de yuca. Este es un negocio familiar que inició desde el año 2004 y que Rosa aprendió de sus primos, muy famosos en el municipio donde habitan, por la calidad con la que es elaborado artesanalmente este alimento. Rosa pertenece a la asociación de butifarreros del municipio de Soledad, lugar caracterizado por preparar este embutido, el cual Rosa vende directamente al consumidor de su vecindad y a referidos por estos, entre los que se encuentran clientes fijos. Rosa en su negocio trabaja desde las 7 de la mañana hasta las 10 de la noche diariamente y su meta es fortalecer su capital de trabajo, aumentar sus ventas y sus utilidades, para obtener mayores ingresos familiares. Su mayor desafío es lograr un capital de trabajo, para mejorar su infraestructura y alcanzar sus metas de prosperidad. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará carne, bollo de yuca, desechables y una vitrina. Con esta inversión su negocio mejorará pues fortalecerá su capital de trabajo y aumentará sus ventas y sus utilidades, lo cual es el propósito de Rosa.

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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
  • 246
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,361,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,887.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Expired
A loan of $750 helped Rosa to buy meat, yuca wraps, disposable items, and a display case.
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 31, 2014
Listed
Aug 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Expired:
Sep 16, 2014