Total loan: $1,050


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Bogotà, Bogota, Colombia / Manufacturing

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A loan helped To buy fiberglass, resin, catalysts and paints wholesale.

Fany's story

Fany G. G. is 38 years old and lives with her husband and two children in El Tesoro neighborhood, in the city of Bogotá. She has a workshop where she makes products from fiberglass such as slides, tunnels and seesaws for children's playgrounds. Fany started her business four years ago when her husband lost his job after having worked for more than twenty years in the fiberglass industry. At first, her sales were low but they increased thanks to her work promoting and marketing the business. Today her products enjoy great prestige owing to their quality. The quality of her products is so good that she offers her customers a two year guarantee whilst her competition only offer 18 months. Fany's most important customers are companies who receive large contracts, in the public or private sector, to build children's playgrounds. They, in turn, sub contract small businesspeople such as Fany. Fany manages the administrative and commercial side of the business. Her husband is in charge of the manufacturing side. However, when orders increase considerably it isn't unusual to see Fany with her gloves and mask on, spray painting the products. This is Fany's second loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo and she plans to invest it in buying fiberglass, resin, catalysts and paints wholesale. She used her first loan to buy new molds and tools. When the orders for children's playgrounds slow down, this small businesswoman also produces mudguards for cars, sinks for hairdressing salons, slides for swimming pools and jacuzzis for baths. In general, she produces any object in fiberglass but what she most likes making are items for children's playgrounds because, according to her husband, this means they are producing happiness for the children of Colombia.