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Oscar Manuel
Oscar C. is a young man who works as a merchant of American colognes, but he also sells handcrafted products such as purses and sandals that are brought in from San Juan Nepomuceno and San Jacinto. Both of these towns are located in the Department of Bolívar. At the age of 21, his parents gave him seed capital so that he could begin selling American colognes and he did very well with his first experience. Later he began bringing in beautiful handicrafts produced in San Jacinto and San Juan Nepomuceno. As a result of managing his money well, Oscar was able to venture into new markets and expand his inventory with new products such as handmade sandals and purses.


Even though he is young, Oscar is enterprising and has many aspirations and dreams to fulfill. He plans to continue his studies and become a successful business professional in the future. Oscar wants to export Colombian handicrafts since they are treasured and well-known among foreigners who have visited the beautiful and historic city of Cartegena de Indias. With his first loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, Oscar will purchase purses and sandals that he has on order as well as bracelets and popular American colognes that are known for the quality of their scents.


Oscar is a happy young man who inspires confidence in everyone he meets. This quality helps him gain access to many markets across all social levels, thereby accruing a unique customer base. At the same time, his parents have great confidence in his abilities. They continue to encourage and support everything he does so that he can have a successful life.

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Oscar C. es un joven dedicado al comercio de Colonias americanas y a la venta de artesanías como bolsos y sandalias que trae de San Juan Nepomuceno y de San Jacinto, ambos poblaciones ubicadas en el departamento de Bolívar. A sus 21 años sus padres le dieron su primer capital semilla y empezó vendiendo colonias americanas y le fue bien con esta primera experiencia, así fue que empezó a atraerle la venta de las bellas artesanías traídas de San Jacinto y San Juan Nepomuceno y logro con una buena administración de su dinero, incursionar e impactar su mercado con estos nuevos productos: sandalias y bolsos elaborados a mano. Oscar aunque joven es muy emprendedor y tiene muchas aspiraciones y sueños hacia los que se dirige, por eso planea continuar sus estudios y en el futuro ser un exitoso empresario profesional, exportador de las artesanías de Colombia, que mucho valora y sabe que son muy apreciadas por los extranjeros que han visitado a su bonita e histórica Cartagena de Indias. Este es su primer crédito con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el comprará bolsos y sandalias que tiene encargados y otras artesanías como pulseras y colonias americanas que ya la gente reconoce por la calidad de sus aromas y son muy acogidas.
Oscar es un muchacho alegre e inspira confianza a cualquiera que llega a conocerlo, por eso se le facilita el acceso a muchos mercados en todos los niveles sociales y cuenta con una clientela inigualable; así mismo también sus padres han depositado toda su confianza en sus capacidades , lo han impulsado para que gestione su propio porvenir y lo apoyan en todo lo que le represente una vida llena de éxitos.

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
  • 469
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,266,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,809.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Oscar Manuel purchase American colognes, handcrafted purses, sandals, and bracelets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 17, 2010
Listed
Sep 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Oct 15, 2011