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Abel José
Abel B. is a man who at 80 is very spiritual and enjoys his life completely. He has 13 children that he has gotten ahead. His youngest daughter depends on him, although she has gotten into being a saleswoman as well. B. always worked on two fronts, as an employee in businesses, from which he is enjoying his retirement, and selling products. Doing these things at the same time has allowed him and his family to enjoy a higher standard of living and not be limited to his pension, with which he wouldn't have been able to educate his children.

His trajectory in Fundación Mario Santo Domingo dates from the year 1996, when he belonged to the program led by shopkeepers where they would give him the items necessary to diversify his store. During that time, he took administrative and technical courses. In the latter, he learned to make things out of wood, an activity he continues to do as well as selling merchandise, which he got into 20 years ago.

Presently, he is asking for a loan in the ammount of $2.000.000 to invest in clothes, shoes and cosmetics he has on order for Mother's Day . He will also invest in raw materials such as 3 to 7 mm triple ply wood and sandable sealing vinyl to make beautiful handmade, decorated items.

His most important dream is travel to see is daughter who lives in Panama, since she invited him. He is in love with life and with being active in the market of the items he makes and sells. He is in excellent health; he exercises his body and his brain by walking and reading.
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Abel B. es un hombre que a sus 80 años es muy espiritual y disfruta su vida plenamente, tiene 13 hijos que ha sacado adelante y su última hija depende de él aunque también ha incursionado en su actividad como comerciante. El señor B. siempre trabajò en dos frentes, como empleado en empresas de las cuales ya está gozando de su jubilación y comercializando productos, simultaneidad que le ha permitido a él y su familia gozar de un mejor estándar de vida y no solo limitarse a la pensión, con la que no hubiera podido educar a sus hijos.

Su trayectoria en la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo data desde el año 1996, cuando perteneció al programa dirigido a tenderos donde le proveían artículos necesarios para surtir su tienda; durante este periodo realizó cursos en el orden administrativo y técnico, en estos ùltimos aprendió a elaborar manualidades en madera, actividad que aun ejerce al mismo tiempo que la comercialización de mercancías en la cual incursionó hace 20 años.

En la actualidad está solicitando un crédito por valor de $2.000.000 para invertirlo en ropa, calzado y cosméticos que tiene encargado para el día de la madre y en materias primas e insumos como madera triple de 3 a 7 milímetros, vinilo sellador lijable para elaborar hermosas artesanías bien decoradas.
Su sueño mas importante es tener un viaje de esparcimiento donde su hija residente en Panamá, pues ella lo invitò; vive enamorado de la vida y de su activismo en el mercado de los productos que elabora y vende, porque goza de una excelente salud, hace ejercicio físicos y mentales: camina y es un gran lector.


Additional Information

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
  • 510
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,967,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,040.8
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Abel José to invest in clothes, shoes, cosmetics and raw materials such as 3 to 7 mm triple ply wood, and sandable sealing vinyl to make beautiful handmade decorated items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 7, 2010
Listed
May 10, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Dec 15, 2011