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Lucelly is 31 years old, she has worked as a decorator for social events for the last 9 years. She uses this business to generate an income to support her 3-year-old son. She started the business on her own initiative following her innate creative abilities in the area of design and decoration. Lucelly's customers request the decoration of weddings, children's birthday parties, quinceañeros (15th-birthday-gala) etc. Every day from 8 in the morning until 6 in the afternoon Lucelly works at her business so that she can achieve her goal to buy a home in the future, even if her greatest challenge is obtaining customers in her town located one hour from the city of Barranquilla.

Currently she is applying for a Kiva loan, the first financing made by the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, and she will use it to buy tablecloths, tables and chairs. She intends to decorate the furniture and rent them out herself. With this loan she plans to offer a higher quality product at a better price.
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Lucelly de 31 años de edad, se dedica a la decoración de eventos sociales desde hace 9 años; este negocio con el cual genera ingresos para sostener a su hijo de 3 años de edad, lo empezó por iniciativa propia siguiendo sus habilidades creativas innatas en el área de diseño y decoración. Los clientes de Lucelly solicitan decoración de sus matrimonios, cumpleaños para niños, quinceañeros etc. Todos los días desde la 8 de la mañana hasta las 6 de la tarde Lucelly se dedica a su negocio con el fin de lograr en un futuro su meta de comprar una vivienda, aunque su mayor desafío es conseguir diariamente cliente en su municipio, ubicado a 1 hora de la ciudad de Barranquilla. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el cual comprará manteles, mesas y sillas, pues tiene el propósito de decorar los muebles y alquilarlos ella misma. Con esta inversión planea ofrecer un producto de mayor calidad a un mejor precio.

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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
  • 303
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $18,296,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,868.7
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,350 helped Lucelly to buy tablecloths, tables and chairs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2014
Jul 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2015