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Silvia Rosa
Silvia is 47 years old. She lives in the town of Arjona. She is married and has 4 children aged 13 to 25. She began her business life selling beef. As her business grew she was able to save and little by little buy the equipment to open her present business, an internet cafe. Her daughter had the idea 2 years ago. In this business she offers telecommunication services, internet access, photocopies, printing, etc. At present, she will use her first Kiva loan, which is also the first loan she has received from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, to buy a photocopier, beverages and snacks to meet the demand of the nearby schools. With this, she will increase her sales. Her dream is to increase her income every day to continue increasing her family's wellbeing.
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Silvia de 47 años vive en el municipio de Arjona; ella es casada y tiene 4 hijos en las edades de 13 a 25 años. Su vida emprendedora la inició vendiendo carne de res; como su negocio fue creciendo pudo ahorrar y comprar poco a poco, los equipos para emprender otro negocio : su café internet, idea de su hija hace 2 años. En su negocio ofrece los servicios de telecomunicaciones, acceso a internet, fotocopiaje, impresiones etc. En la actualidad aplica a su primer credikiva, también primer financiamiento que recibe de la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el comprará una fotocopiadora, refrescos y pasabocas para atender la demanda de colegios cercanos, lo cual incrementaría su venta. Su sueño es aumentar sus ingresos cada día mas para continuar el incrementando su bienestar familiar.

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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
  • 397
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $18,296,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,912.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Silvia Rosa to buy a copier, beverages and snacks to meet the demand of nearby schools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 31, 2011
Oct 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013