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Alfredo
Alfredo V. is 49 years old. He lives in the municipality of Malambo, where he raises chickens and pigs. He learned this business more than 12 years ago, thanks to the fact that he always accompanied his father when he was transporting feed for a business that raised and sold chickens. Thus, together with his brothers, he began with 10 poultry sheds in the yard of his house and 100 chickens. As the business grew, he achieved commercial successes such as becoming registered as a supplier for a state enterprise. However, with these achievements also came great challenges: for instance, there were problems with electricity and water in his poultry sheds and he suffered some losses. Because of this, three years ago Alfredo decided to move his business with the help of a family member, relocating it to a lane with all of the necessary conditions to raise animals appropriately. This made his work easier, and now he is more at ease and enthusiastic about increasing the productivity of his business. He has joined with the National Learning Service, SENA, where he participates in a community project providing technical consulting for raising and fattening animals. His loan with Kiva is the first with the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation, and he needs it to buy 500 chickens, 9 packages of concentrated feed, 65 laying hens, and 10 pigs. This will allow him to increase his working capital and expand his commercial coverage to 1000 chickens, in order to increase his income.
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Alfredo V. de 49 años vive en el municipio de Malambo, donde tiene un criadero de pollos y cerdos; él desde hace más de 12 años, aprendió esta actividad, gracias a que acompañó siempre a su padre cuando transportaba alimentos para una empresa de cría y comercialización pollos. Así fue que junto a él y sus hermanos, iniciaron con 10 galpones en el patio de su casa y 100 pollos; cuando este negocio fue creciendo obtuvo logros comerciales como el de inscribirse como proveedor de una empresa del estado y con estos alcances también aparecieron grandes desafíos, pues en el lugar de instalación de sus galpones se presentaron problemas de luz y de agua y algunas pérdidas; fue así como Alfredo decidió trasladar su negocio hace tres años con la ayuda de un familiar, para una vereda que reunia todas las condiciones requeridas para una cría adecuada; esto le ha facilitado su trabajo y ahora está mas tranquilo y entusiasmado, en mejorar la productividad de su negocio y se ha vinculado al Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje,SENA, donde participa en un proyecto comunitario de asesoría técnica para la cría y levante. Su financiamiento con Kiva, es el primero con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo y lo requiere para comprar 500 pollos, 9 bultos de concentrado, 65 gallinas ponedoras de huevos y 10 cerdos, asi incrementaría su capital de trabajo y aumentaría a 1000 pollos su cobertura comercial para aumentar sus ingresos.

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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
  • 279
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,618,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,810.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Alfredo to buy 500 chickens, 9 packages of concentrated feed, 65 laying hens and 10 pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 11, 2011
Listed
May 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jun 15, 2012