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Lenys is 40 years old. She is the owner of a seamstress hop. She started this activity after studying fashion and graduating with that degree. Her family group is made up of her husband and 2 daughters, aged 15 and 20. She dreams of a quality education for them and that is her most important family goal. When she started her business in 2008, she decided to have her own workshop related to what she studied. That led to her organizing her her sewing business. Since then, she has worked from 8 in the morning until 6 in the evening. She pays for her fabrics up front at the store in the city and sells to customers, including friends, family members and referrals. Her goal for the future is to expand by buying machines and hiring people, which will increase her productivity. Right now, she is applying for a Kiva loan, the first loan she has taken out with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With it, she will buy larger quantities of fabrics, thread and accessories. This is to increase production and her sales so she can improve her business with this investment.
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Lenys de 40 años es la propietaria de un taller de confecciones , actividad que empezó a desarrollar después de haber estudiado diseño de modas y graduarse en esta profesión. Su grupo familiar está compuesto por su esposo y sus 2 hijas en las edades de 15 y 20 años , con quienes sueña ver educados con mucha calidad, lo cual es la meta familiar mas importante. Cuando inició su negocio en el año 2008 su impulso de tener su propio taller relacionado con lo que había estudiado, la llevó a organizar su negocio de confecciones; desde ese momento trabaja iniciando su labor a las 8 de la mañana y finalizandola alas 6 de la tarde, comprando de contado en almacenes de telas de la ciudad y vendiendo a clientes entre familiares, amigos y referidos. Su mata mas adelante es ampliarlo comprando maquinarias y contratando personal, con lo cual lograría aumentar su productividad. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará en un mayor volumen, telas, hilos y accesorios, con el propósito de incrementar su producción e igualmente sus ventas y mejorar el negocio con esta inversión.

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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
  • 398
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $18,296,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,886.1
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,825 helped Lenys to buy a larger quantity of fabric, thread and accessories.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2014
Aug 15, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015