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Roberto Antonio
Roberto, age 48, lives with his wife and has two children, ages one and ten. Soledad is a municipality close to the city of Barranquilla. That is where he lives and where he has his fast food business. He started the business three years ago by selling in an itinerant manner on a corner of a main street. His good organization and dedication to his work helped him to later rent a place while he was establishing himself with his customers.

He gradually managed to grow and buy equipment and tools. With this growth came new customers, and it necessitated the support of his wife and two employees who currently work for him.

He is now applying for a Kiva loan, his first loan with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. He will use the loan to buy ingredients like butter, salsas, and other supplies in greater amounts in order to get discounts. He will be especially preparing for the season, “Los Carnavales”, when his business sells a lot more.

His greatest challenge is to have his own house. That is why every day he works enthusiastically; he wants to achieve this goal and create greater well-being for his family.
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Roberto de 48 años vive con su esposa y tienen 2 hijos en las edades de 1 y 10 años respectivamente. Soledad, es un municipio cerca a la ciudad de Barranquilla y allí es donde habita y tiene un negocio de comidas rápidas, el cual inició hace 3 años, de manera ambulante en una esquina de la avenida principal; su buena organización y esmero en su trabajo, lo ayudaron para que posteriormente alquilara un local cuando estuvo posicionado con su clientela, gradualmente logró crecer y comprar equipos, herramientas y este crecimiento reflejado en nueva clientela, ha exigido que sea apoyado por su esposa y por dos empleados como en la actualidad trabaja. Hoy se encuentra aplicando a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a ala Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el cual comprará materias primas como mantequilla, salsas y otros insumos en mayor proporción, para ganar descuentos y principalmente prepararse para una de las épocas en la cual su negocio vende mucho más. “Los Carnavales. “ Su mayor desafío es tener su casa propia, por eso todos los días vive entusiasmado en trabajar, porque tiene como meta lograr este propósito y generar mayor bienestar a su familia.

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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
  • 469
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,266,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,785.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Roberto Antonio to buy ingredients like butter, salsas, and other supplies in greater amounts in order to get discounts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 10, 2012
Listed
Feb 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Feb 15, 2013