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Jair Amado
In a neighborhood of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia’s Caribbean city, Jair Amado González Mebarack is the young owner of a fast food business called “Rapi Club”. He happily prepares the most delicious fast food such as hot dogs, hamburgers, “salchipapas” (sausages and fried potatoes), and combination specials of sausages and meats served with sauces and seasonings he makes himself based on the taste of his customers.

Jair started his business five years ago when he turned 21. He received a portable oven and a hot dog cart, both of which were small enough to store in the garage of his house. Jair prepared and sold simple products, but through hard work and discipline, his business grew rapidly. For this reason, he had to move to a large location in a recognized area. He had great expectations, so he acquired an oven and a larger hot dog cart so that he could become established and now he is well-known. What stands out most about Jair is the great support he has received from his family and he expects it will remain that way. He works with his brother and his goal is to continue supporting his parents and one day start his own family.

This is his first loan with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. He will invest the proceeds in supplies and fixed assets such as a chicken roaster, a hot dog cart with a canopy, and a chicken warming compartment. Young Jair dreams of positioning his business in the city of Cartagena, becoming one of the largest fast food establishments, and providing better service to his customers by offering them quality products.
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En un barrio de Cartagena de Indias, ciudad Caribe de Colombia, Jair Amado González Mebarack, un joven propietario del negocio de comidas Rápidas Rapiclub, alegremente prepara los más deliciosas comidas rápidas, como perros calientes, hamburguesas, salchipapas y combinaciones especiales de embutidos y carnes a los que agrega salsas y aderezos que él mismo prepara al gusto de sus clientes.

Él inició este negocio hace 5 años, desde que estaba en la edad de 21, cuando incipientemente con un horno casero y un carro de perro, ambos muy pequeños y en un garaje de casa, preparaba y vendía los mas sencillos productos; con su trabajo y disciplina vio crecer rápidamente su negocio, por eso tuvo que trasladarse a una tienda grande y reconocida en otro sector; pero como sus expectativas eran mayores, consiguió un horno y un carro de perro caliente mas grande y logró estabilizarse donde se encuentra actualmente y es muy reconocido. Lo que mas destaca Jair es el gran apoyo que ha recibido de su familia y espera que siga siendo así, pues con él trabaja un hermano y su meta es seguir ayudando a sus padres y conformar su propia familia.

Este es el primer crédito con Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, será invertido en la compra de insumos y de activos fijos tales como un horno de pollo, un carro de perro con carpa y vitrina de pollo. El sueño del joven Jair es lograr el posicionamiento de su negocio en la ciudad de Cartagena y proyectarlo como uno de los establecimientos de comidas rápidas mas grandes y de mejor servicio al cliente por la calidad de sus productos.

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
  • 281
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,826,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,960.6
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Jair Amado purchase supplies & equipment for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 19, 2010
Listed
Jun 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Apr 15, 2012