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Jhonny Alberto
Jhonny’s a young man living in Barranquilla’s El Valle neighborhood. He builds structural items out of various metals like aluminum, iron and zinc which combined with glass or acrylic are used in offices, homes and industries. He learned this art in the place where he did his military service. When he returned to civilian life he wanted to have an income generating alternative in order to live and this is how he decided to set up his business with a little capital.

He’s asking for his first Kiva loan with the entity in order to buy different kinds of metal used in production as well as some tools to perfect his finishing touches to offer products to order to his customers.

Jhonny currently has many customers who hire him to make the items and one of his greatest challenges since he started the business has been getting capital for the raw materials and to finance the large projects and orders he gets.

He wants to use the loan to strengthen himself to make his business grow turning it into a great firm with which he can meet all the demand and with which he can earn greater profits that will allow him to finish his university studies. Jhonny very much wants to continue forward and believes that he still has time to reach his dreams and this is why he’s started to work hard towards them.
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Jhonny es un joven que vive en el barrio El Valle de la ciudad de Barranquilla, dedicado a la elaboración de artículos estructurales con diferentes metales como el aluminio, hierro, zinc que combinados con vidrio o acrílico son utilizados en oficinas, hogares e industrias. Aprendió de este arte en el lugar donde prestó su servicio militar, cuando retornó a la vida civil deseaba tener una alternativa de generación de ingresos con la que pudiera vivir y fue así como decidió montar su negocio con un corto capital. Solicita su primer credikiva con la entidad con el fin de comprar los diferentes metales utilizados en la producción y algunas herramientas para perfeccionar sus acabados y poder ofrecer un producto a la medida de su clientela. Jhonny actualmente tiene muchos clientes que lo contratan para elaborar los artículos y uno de los mayores desafíos desde que inició su negocio ha sido conseguir el capital para la materia prima y para financiar grandes proyectos y pedidos que le hacen. Con su crédito quiere empezar a fortalecerse para hacer crecer su negocio y convertirlo en una gran empresa con la que pueda satisfacer toda la demanda y con la que obtenga mayores ganancias que le permitan además terminar sus estudios universitarios. Jhonny tiene muchas ganas de seguir adelante y cree que aún le queda tiempo para cumplir sus sueños, es por esto que ya ha empezado a trabajar arduamente por ellos.

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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
  • 135
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $12,811,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,783.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Jhonny Alberto to buy metal and tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 13, 2012
Listed
Jun 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013