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Juan  Alberto
Juan Alberto is a very good man who brought the country to the city 13 years ago. He worked in agriculture and stockbreeding and went to the City of Cartagena for a year. Then looking for a similar way of life, he settled in San Jacinto, the land of the hand-made Hammocks in Colombia. He was hired by the Town and learned apiculture or the art of handling bee colonies to produce the purest honey. This is the job he has now. He raised capital this way so that his wife could work at what she likes most, merchandise sales like children’s clothing, women’s clothing and underwear, and a cell phone service. These are the businesses that have generated the income, especially to support their 3 children who are 12, 14 and 17 years old.
This is Juan Alberto’s third loan with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. The organization has supported him in increasing his income and in expanding his beehives. Today it is a lot bigger and produces more income each year due to the purity of the honey. He will invest the loan to buy beehive frames and to stock the merchandise sales business he started for his wife, taking advantage of the busy area they live in.
Since he is a business man, he knows that he must work and save so that his children can study at the university. This is his big dream and currently his maximum challenge, as well as his obligation to be more productive and prosperous every day.
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Juan Alberto es un muy buen hombre que trajo el campo a la ciudad desde hace 13 años, cuando se dedicaba a la agricultura y a la ganadería y se fuè a la Ciudad de Cartagena durante un año y luego, buscando una forma de vida similar a su naturaleza, se estabilizó en San Jacinto, la tierra delas Hamacas elaboradas a mano en Colombia, donde fuè empleado por el Municipio y aprendió la apicultura,o arte de manejar colonias de abejas para producir la mas pura miel; este es el oficio en el que ahora trabaja y del cual reunió un capital para que su cónyuge se dedicara a lo que a ella más le gusta “la venta de mercancías como ropa para niños, damas e íntima y el servicio de telefonía celular, siendo estos negocios los que les han generado los ingresos, especialmente para el sostenimiento de sus 3 hijos en las edades de 12, 14 y 17 años.
Para Juan Alberto este es su tercer crédito con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, organización que lo ha apoyado en el aumento de sus ingresos y en la ampliación de su apiaro o colmenar que hoy es mucho más grande y produce cada año más ingresos, por la pureza de la miel que de allí se extrae. Su crédito lo invertirá en la compra de marcos para la colmena y también surtirá el negocio de mercancía que le montó a su cónyuge aprovechando lo concurrida que es la zona donde vive.
Como es un hombre de negocios, sabe que debe trabajar y ahorrar para que sus hijos puedan estudiar en la universidad, este es su gran sueño y en la actualidad su máximo desafío, lo mismo que el de tener la obligación de ser cada día más productivo y próspero.

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

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 176
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,077,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,970.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Juan Alberto purchase beehive frames to produce honey; also to stock the merchandise business he started for his wife, taking advantage of the busy area they live in.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 28, 2010
Listed
May 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jul 15, 2011