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Gloria Maria
For 30 years Gloria Marie González has lived in the Carabelas suburb, with warm and friendly people, where they know her and it is an area with a well maintained environmental infrastructure. This is the description of the place where Gloria developed a variety of businesses that have helped her to get ahead in the education of her 3 adult-age children. She has a small general store, but also offers laundry services, she works with handicrafts and makes baby clothes, scarves and bags. In the end everything that occurs to her that could be income Gloria considers it, and it has always been this way. She became a businesswoman in the Galería suburb where she gained her broad career in commerce, and after she moved to her home her customer base has increased because one service led to adding another that she offers.
Currently she needs a loan to make improvements to her premises especially the ceiling where the store is, upgrading the guttering and fixing the leaks, preventing the humity so that her goods do not perish especially in the rainy season.
Her goal is to expand her business and employ people, also to increase her stock and offer services that proviD. a solution for her customers. Her current challenge is to keep her family close, because being a mother, the head of the home and for her children to get ahead is the biggest challenge that she has had in her life.
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Hace 30 años Gloria Marie González vive en el barrio las carabelas, D. gente muy cálida y fraternal, donD. la conocen y es un sector con una infraestructura ambiental muy conservada. Esa es la descripción del lugar donD. Gloria desarrolla una multiplicidad D. actividades que la han ayudado a salir adelante en la educación D. sus 3 hijos ya mayores edad, ella tiene una miscelánea, pero también ofrece servicios D. lavandería, trabaja las manualidades y elabora ropa D. bebe, bufandas sacos, en fin a todo lo que se le ocurra que es un ingreso Gloria se le miD. y siempre ha sido asì. Ella empezó a ser negociante el barrio Galería donD. ganó su amplia trayectoria en el comercio, después se trasladó a su casa, donD. su clientela ha ido en ascenso porque D. un servicio pasan a adquirir otro, D. los que ella misma ofrece.
En la actualidad necesita un crédito hacerle mejoras locativas especialmente el techo donD. está la miscelánea, hacer adecuación D. un canal y tapar las goteras, previniendo la humedad para que no se deteriore su mercancía especialmente en épocas D. lluvia.
Su meta es ampliar su negocio y emplear gente, también aumentar los inventarios y ofrecer servicios que ofrezcan solución a sus clientes. Su desafío actual es mantener su familia unida, porque el ser mama cabeza D. hogar y sacar adelante a sus hijos fue el desafío más granD. que ha tenido en su vida.

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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
  • 299
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $17,904,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,977.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Gloria Maria to make improvements to her premises especially the roof where the store is, upgrade the guttering and fix the leaks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2010
May 17, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011