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Ilva M. D. G. is 62 years old and lives with her husband (also in the photo) in the José Antonio Galán neighborhood of Barranquilla. She sells several types of merchandise, especially footwear, and she is asking for this loan of 2,300 Colombian pesos so she can buy greater quantities of shoes, clothing and bed covers to fill orders from her customers.

Ilva has eight children between 28 and 42 years old, and all of them are working. With her husband's support, she started her business 25 years ago to cover household expenses and contribute to the upkeep of the house. Since 2006 she has been taking out loans from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With the four loans she has received, she managed to expand her business. Ilva dreams of having a large variety of merchandise so her customers can find whatever they need. Her biggest challenges are those which come with age -- living from day to day and staying healthy and ready to work. The neighborhood she lives in is a popular area where neighbors help each other and where there are many cultural activities typical of the Caribbean region.
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Ilva M. D. G., tiene 62 años y vive con su esposo, (a su lado en la fotografia)en el barrio José Antonio Galán D. Barranquilla, se dedica al comercio D. mercancías variadas especialmente D. calzado y justamente esta solicitando un crédito por valor D. $2.300.000 para comprar este articulo en mayor cantidad , vestuario y juegos D. cubre lechos para cumplir pedidos D. sus clientes.

Tiene 8 hijos desD. 28 a 42 años y todos están trabajando, inició su negocio desD. hace 25 años con el apoyo D. su esposo para cubrir los gastos del hogar y contribuir al sostenimiento D. su casa. DesD. el año 2006 está recibiendo créditos con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con los 4 a los que ha aplicado, logró ensanchar y expandir su negocio. Sueña con tener una gran miscelánea donD. sus clientes encuentren todo cuanto necesiten; Su máximo desafío son los que trae consigo la edad, el día a día vivir y levantarse saludable y con ganas D. trabajar. El barrio donD. habita es un sector popular donD. encuentra apoyo en sus vecinos y se realizan muchas actividades culturales propias D. la Región Caribe.

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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

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 244
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,895,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,930.7
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Ilva bulk purchases of shoes, clothing and bed covers to fill customer orders.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2010
Mar 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2011