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Andres Dario
Andres is a young man of 19 years who, since he was 16, began his career working with some friends as a helper in a car parts and lights store in the 7 de Agosto neighborhood in the city of Bogotá. After this experience, with his own resources, he started his own business installing alarms, locks, radios and selling sound boxes for cars a year and a half ago. He lives with his parents and his 4-month-old daughter who is in his care and is his greatest motivation to build a promising future with his business that leads to success together.

In his business, he sells car alarms, alarms and central locking, radio and installation, as well as making speakers and sound boxes for cars. His little working capital obliges him to make purchases in small quantities and with a lot of frequency because after selling the item, with that same money, he stocks and replaces the item he sold. This is one of the reasons why he uses crediKiva, which is the first loan that he made with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, and with which he will buy wooden boxes, alarms, speakers, automatic locks, radios and tools to improve the offerings of his shop, where he offers the service of installing equipment, car audio systems and makes speakers as well. He dream is to position himself in the market, becoming known for the good quality service that he offers and for the products that he sells in his store since, currently, stocking is his greatest challenge, as well as not having his own home. While Andres builds his dreams, he persists in his work in a responsible and disciplined manner to achieve them.
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Andres es un joven de 19 años que desde los 16, inicio su vida laboral trabajando con unos amigos como ayudante en un almacén de repuesto y lujos para carros en el barrio 7 de Agosto en la ciudad Bogotá; Posterior a esta experiencia con recursos propios emprendió hace un año y medio su propio negocio de instalación de alarmas, bloqueos, radios y venta de cajas de sonido para carros; él vive con sus padres y su hija de 4 meses que está a su cargo y es su mayor motivación para con su negocio construir un futuro prometedor, que la lleve a alcanzar el éxito de manera conjunta. En su negocio vende alarmas para autos, alarmas y bloqueo central, radio e instalación, así mismo fabrica parlantes y cajones de sonidos para carros. Su poco capital de trabajo lo obliga a hacer compras en pequeñas cantidades y con mucha frecuencia porque después de vender el artículo, con ese mismo dinero surte y reemplaza el articulo que vendió. Esta es una de las razones por las cuales recurre a su credikiva, que es el primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el cual comprará cajas de maderas, alarmas, parlantes, bloqueos automáticos, radios y herramientas para mejorar la oferta de su taller, donde ofrece el servicio de instalación de equipos, sonidos para autos y fabrica tambien parlantes. Su sueño es posicionarse en el mercado, dándose a conocer por el servicio de buena calidad que ofrece y por los productos que vende en su almacén, porque en la actualidad surtirlo es su mayor desafío, así como el no tener una vivienda propia. Mientras Andres construye sus sueños persiste en su trabajo responsable y disciplinado para lograrlo.

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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
  • 164
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,194,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,817.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Andres Dario to buy wooden boxes, alarms, speakers, automatic locks, radios and tools to improve his shop's offer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 11, 2011
Listed
May 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Dec 25, 2011