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Nestor
Néstor R. García is a hardworking farmer who is dedicated to growing crops and raising animals. Lately most of his income has come from selling pork and seasonal agricultural products such as corn, cassava, and yams since these items have stable demand. Néstor says that the income he earns from selling these products is used to support his family and finance the planting of his crops. He has already received two loans from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With this new loan in the amount of 1,300,000 COP, which will be his third, Néstor plans to buy pig’s feet, avocados, yams, and other products that are commonly used for family meals and can be easily sold.


Speaking of his life, Néstor says he and his wife reside in a town near Cartagena. His main challenge was raising five children during a difficult time in his community, but those events are now in the past. At the moment, his children are between the ages of 32 and 40. They are married and have their own families. His greatest wish is to keep his business growing. He plans to buy pork in large quantities and then sell his product to other businesses at a good price. In addition, he wants to move his family forward, especially the grandchildren who are under his care.

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Néstor R. García es un gran trabajador del campo que siempre se ha dedicado a la siembra cultivos y a la cría animales, pero últimamente vende de carne de cerdo y productos agrícolas que siembra por temporada como maíz, yuca y ñame, que de hecho constituyen sus mayores ingresos de manera constante porque los productos del campo son estacionarios.
Néstor expresa que los ingresos que obtiene por la comercialización de estos productos, le han servido para el sostenimiento de su familia y para financiar la siembra de cultivos. Él ya había recibido 2 préstamos de la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, y con el nuevo crédito por valor de $1.300.000 COP, que es su tercero, espera invertir en carne de cerdo en pie, comprar r aguacate, ñame y otros productos que forman parte de la canasta familiar y que comercializa con mucha facilidad.

Hablando de su vida, dice que vive con su esposa en un pueblo cercano a Cartagena y que su principal desafió fue la crianza de cinco hijos, durante una época muy difícil en la comunidad, pero eso es cosa del pasado y ellos tienen ya entre de 32 y 40 años de edad y ahora están casados y tienen su familia. Su sueño es mantener el negocio en crecimiento, comprar cerdo por cantidades y poder ofrecer a otros negocios similares a un buen precio. También quiere sacar adelante a su familia, sobre todo a algunos nietos y nietas que están a su cargo.

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
  • 467
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,266,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,960.6
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Nestor purchase pig’s feet, avocados, yams, and other products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 14, 2010
Listed
Jun 14, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Apr 15, 2011