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Alirio Josè
In the neighborhood of “La Luz” (The Light) in the city of Barranquilla lives a hardworking gentleman named Alirio José B.. He is 41 years old and dedicated to his business selling lunches and occasionally fast food. His family consists of his wife and three children between the ages of 4 and 14, who are the reason why he strives in his work to get ahead. This is his first loan with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo and he has requested the amount of 1,300,000 COP. He plans to buy a table and ingredients for preparing lunches and fast food such as rice, oil, margarine, meat, chicken, cheese, sauces, and sausages.


Alirio is from the Department of Córdoba, which is located to the north in the part of Colombia facing the Caribbean Sea. This area is known for its swamps, livestock fairs, festivals (such as the one celebrating the donkey), pageants, and fertile soil. Here he started his business five years ago selling soups and lunches. He continues his business in Barranquilla and has since added fast food such as hot dogs, hamburgers, stuffed “arepas” (corn bread), skewered meats, and kernelled corn. Alirio has an assistant who help every day preparing lunches for his customers and on the weekends sells his famous hot dogs, hamburgers, and cold cuts. Since he operates his business out of his home, his family is well-known in the community. His main goal is to be well-organized, so he provides his customers plenty of chairs and tables to make them more comfortable. Alirio prefers it this way because it allows him to provide better service to his paying customers. His greatest challenge is not having enough capital to run his business with the necessary tools so that he can provide excellent service.

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En el barrio la Luz de la ciudad de Barranquilla, vive un hombre muy trabajador él es Alirio José B. de 41 años, muy dedicado a su negocio de elaboración y venta de almuerzos y a su vez comidas rápidas; su grupo familiar lo conforman su cónyuge y sus 3 hijos entre 4 y 14 años, que son la razón por lo que esta familia se esmera trabajando para salir adelante. Este es su primer crédito con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo y está aplicando a un monto de $1.300.000, con él planea comprar mesa y materiales para la elaboración de sus almuerzo y comidas rápidas, tales como arroz, aceite, margarina, carne, pollo, queso, salsas y embutidos.

Alirio es proveniente del departamento de Córdoba, localizado al norte, en la Región Caribe Colombiana, frente al mar Caribe, donde las ciénagas, ferias ganaderas, los festivales como el del burro, reinados y sus tierras fértiles, aseguran un agroturismo de belleza inigualable; este es el escenario donde hace 5 años inició su negocio de venta de sopas y almuerzos, que hoy continua en Barranquilla, y al que le agregó comidas rápidas, como perros calientes, hamburguesas, arepas rellenas, chuzos y maíz desgranado. Alirio tiene una ayudante todos los días para preparar los almuerzos de sus clientes y adiciona otro los fines de semana para vender los ya famosos perros calientes, hamburguesas y carnes frías. Como su negocio funciona en su residencia, su familia es bien reconocida en la comunidad. Su meta principal es organizarlo muy bien, ofreciéndoles a sus clientes mayor comodidad con más sillas y mesas, porque eso es precisamente ser oportuno en sus preferencia, y es también, prestarle un mejor servicio a quienes le compran. Su mayor desafío es no tener el suficiente capital para que su negocio funcione con las herramientas requeridas y la excelencia en el 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

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 388
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,624,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,953.4
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Alirio Josè purchase a table & ingredients for preparing lunches and fast food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 21, 2010
Listed
Apr 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Dec 15, 2010