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Julio Samuel
Julio Samuel Agencia de A. is 49 years old and has a family that consists of his wife and three children (ages 10, 13, and 15). He has high hopes of supporting them and providing them with a successful future. In one of the most commercial areas in central Barranquilla, Julio has a business where he offers detailed inlay services.


He started his career by selling paintings. Through this business, he gained experience and knowledge in the art of detailed inlays. Julio has practiced this trade for two years, which allowed him to become independent and start the business he manages to this day. This business has helped his family move forward.


To date, Julio has received five loans from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. The loans were used to finance his portfolio so that he could respond to the demands of his customers by offering a wide variety of designs. One of his dreams is to organize a gallery where he can expand his market and effectively display his work so that his customers will be impacted. His first loan through Kiva will be used to buy wood, nails, tacks, molds, and adhesives for making artwork that has already been requested. Each investment he makes is based on the level of successful pre-sales he has completed.

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Julio Samuel Agencia de A. tiene 49 años y una familia conformada por su cónyuge y tres hijos en las edades de diez, trece y quince años, con los que tiene firmes esperanza de apoyarles la consolidación de un futuro exitoso; él tiene en el centro de la ciudad, una de las zonas mas comerciales de la ciudad de Barranquilla, un negocio donde ofrece los servicios de marquetería.
Julio se inició trabajando con un comerciante de cuadros y en ese negocio fue donde recopiló toda su experiencia que le sirvió para conocer el oficio y el arte de la marquetería, por eso antes de dos años de trabajar allí, se independizó y emprendió su propia aventura de negocio con el que hasta hoy, ha logrado sacar adelante a su familia.
En la actualidad tiene cinco financiamientos con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con los cuales ha logrado financiar su cartera y responder a la demanda de sus clientes con mayor variedad en los diseños, porque uno de sus sueños es organizar una galería para ampliar su mercado y lograr una oferta bien exhibida, que impacte a sus clientes. Con su primer credikiva, al que esta aplicando en la actualidad, comprará madera, clavos, puntillas, moldes y pegantes para hacer cuadros que tiene encargados, pues cada inversión la hace sobre la base de su preventa lo que augura que esta sea exitosa .

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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
  • 266
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,480,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,892.9
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Julio Samuel purchase wood, nails, tacks, molds, and adhesives for his artwork.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 25, 2011
Listed
Feb 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Apr 15, 2012