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Eydys, who is 45 years old, lives in the city of Cartagena with her husband and three children between the ages of 10 and 16. Her business is being a saleswoman, an activity that began when a friend of hers gave her merchandise on consignment, and she could return what she didn't sell. That is how she built up her initial clientele, and with her savings she was able to get together some capital and start making her own orders. She feels very content because she is independent and manages her own money.

Her goal is to increase her business and have a well stocked inventory with everything her clientele needs. But her biggest challenge is that her working capital is insufficient to meet demand and the competition achieves a greater impact. This is precisely the reason that she has turned to her credikiva, the first financing she has done with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, with which she will buy women's suits, shirts, and jeans. These are what her clients have asked for, since Mother's Day is coming up, and she is ready to satisfy them so that they can give their gifts to the marvelous being that is the mother, or to whoever occupies that role.
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Eydys de 45 años, vive en la ciudad de Cartagena, con su esposo y sus tres hijos en las edades de 10 a 16 años. Su negocio es ser comerciante, actividad que inició, cuando una amiga suya le dejaba en consignación la mercancía y ella podía devolver la que no vendía. Así construyó su primera clientela y con sus ahorros logró reunir un capital y empezó a realizar sus propios pedidos. Ella se siente muy contenta, porque es independiente y maneja su propio dinero. Su meta es ampliar su negocio y tener un almacén bien surtido, con todo lo que su clientela necesite. Pero su mayor desafío, es que su capital de trabajo es insuficiente para responder a la demanda y la competencia logra impactar más. Esta es justamente la razón por la cual acude a su credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el cual comprará conjuntos para damas, camisas, jeans, que son pedidos que han hecho sus clientes, pues se acerca el día de las madres y está dispuesta a quedarles bien, para que estos puedan hacer sus regalos a un ser maravilloso como lo es la madre o a quien ocupe ese roll.

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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
  • 294
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $17,904,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,772.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Eydys to buy women's suits, shirts and jeans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 29, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 20, 2013