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Diana Rosa

Colombia
Salgar, Colombia / Retail

A loan of $650 helped to buy clothing, cosmetics, stationery, accessories, and bicycle parts.


Diana Rosa's story

Diana, 39, lives in the Salgar neighborhood of Puerto Colombia in the department of Atlántico, which is a tourist destination on the Caribbean coast. Diana lives with her husband, with whom she has three daughters, ages 12, 17, and 18. She owns a variety store, where she sells bicycle parts and clothing, cosmetics, lotions, and accessories for children and adults. She started the business three years ago, selling just bicycle accessories and spare parts at her husband's suggestion, and later she added more merchandise.

Diana buys her merchandise from wholesalers in Barranquilla for cash. Her business is open every day from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., and she accepts cash and offers credit. Her clients are neighbors, friends, and passers-by. This is her first Kiva loan through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She will use the loan to buy clothing, cosmetics, stationery, accessories, and bicycle parts. She expects to increase her sales, profits, and savings with this investment. Her near-term goals are to expand her store and remodel her house.

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: August 2, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD)

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: August 2, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD)