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Jorge
Jorge T. P. is 36 years old and lives in the neighborhood of Nuevo Milenio in the city of Soledad, which is situated in the Department of Atlántico. He and his wife have three children between the ages of 4 and 12, all of whom attend school. Out of his own initiative, he started a motorcycle repair and maintenance shop. Jorge at one time trained with SENA (the National Learning Service) in a motorcycle mechanics program. Since then, his business has grown and his customers know him for his honesty and the quality of service he provides in his shop.


Jorge has received four loans with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, which were invested in making improvements to both his home and his shop. Working as a mechanic, he has managed to support his family and overcome many obstacles in his life. He now hopes to obtain a loan valued at 1,800,000 COP in order to purchase inventory such as spark plugs, tires, rims, cables, screws, clamps, and other replacement parts needed to repair his customers’ motorcycles.


His immediate dreams are for his micro-business to be better positioned and to see his children become successful professionals and good people. His most crucial challenge is innovating some of his processes so that he can become more successful. Since he lives in a neighborhood within the city of Soledad, he has customers from all socioeconomic levels and from many of the surrounding communities where the primary mode of transportation is the motorcycle. Jorge’s business is frequently visited by the owners and drivers of these vehicles that are in need of service.

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Jorge T. P., tiene 36 años de edad vive en el barrio Nuevo Milenio de Soledad en el departamento del Atlántico, con su cónyuge y 3 hijos entre los 4 y 12 años actualmente estudiando.
Por iniciativa propia inició su taller de mantenimiento y reparación de motocicletas una vez se había capacitado con el Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje SENA en mecánica de Motos, desde entonces su negocio ha progresado lo mismo que su clientela por la calidad y la honestidad que caracterizan a Jorge la cual aplica en su taller cuando presta los servicios que ofrece.
Con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, ha recibido 4 créditos, los cuales ha invertido en adecuaciones de su vivienda y en el taller, del que ha vivido y sostenido a su familia, pues trabajando como mecánico ha logrado superar muchos obstáculos en su vida. En la actualidad aspira a obtener un crédito por valor de $1.800.000 que invertirá en la compra de inventario como bujías, llantas rines cables, prensas pinzas y en general repuestos para la reposición y arreglo de las motos de sus clientes.
Su sueño inmediato es lograr un mejor posicionamiento de su microempresa y ver a sus hijos convertirse en “grandes profesionales” y personas de bien. Su desafío más crucial es la innovación de algunos de sus procesos y tratar de sobresalir en su campo de acción, pues vive en un barrio deL Municipio de Soledad, donde consigue clientes de toda índole y nivel socioeconómico, rodeado de otras comunidades, donde el medio de transporte principal es la moto, lo cual hace que su negocio esté constantemente visitado por propietarios o conductores de estos vehículos que necesitan de su servicio.

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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
  • 489
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,258,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,967.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Jorge purchase motorcycle parts to keep in stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 10, 2010
Listed
Feb 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Oct 15, 2011