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Rommel
Rommel is 32 years old and lives in the city of Cartagena with his wife and two children, ages 3 and 8. He makes a living making advertisements and promotional materials, a business he started when he graduate from graphic-design school. He gained experience when he worked in the creative department for an advertising agency and finally decided to rein in his entrepreneurial spirit and go out on his own and start his own business. At first, he did all the labor to familiarize himself with his services, and he also started doing publicity for his neighboring small businesses, which helped him learn his market. Today, his clients, friends and neighbors all recommend him and his buyers have been growing steadily thanks to the great satisfaction found in the quality of his work. This loan with Kiva is Rommel's first with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, and he plans to purchase a computer because he only has one and that deficiency makes him lose many customers. His dream for the future is to have his own advertising agency and generate sources of employment.
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Rommel de 32 años vive en la ciudad de Cartagena con su cónyuge y sus dos hijos en las edades de 3 y 8 años; allí se dedica a la elaboración de avisos y materiales publicitarios, negocio que inició cuando se graduó en la escuela de diseñador gráfico, su experiencia práctica la construyó cuando trabajó en una agencia publicitaria como creativo y finalmente cuando decidió darle curso a su espíritu emprendedor, se independizó y emprendió su aventura de negocio. Al principio, hizo toda una labor publicitaria para dar a conocer sus servicios, y también lo hizo realizando trabajos publicitarios a microempresas vecinas, donde se dio a conocer en el mercado. Hoy sus clientes, amigos, vecinos lo refieren y sus compradores han ido creciendo paulatinamente, por la gran satisfacción que genera en ellos la calidad de su trabajo. Su credikiva es el primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el comprará un computador debido a que tiene uno solo y con esta deficiencia pierde muchos clientes. Su sueño más adelante es tener su propia agencia de publicidad y en el futuro generar fuentes de empleo.

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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

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 470
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,266,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,778.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Rommel to buy a computer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 30, 2011
Listed
Jul 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jan 15, 2013