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Anuar Jesus
40-year-old Anuar has a metal shop in Malambo, a town on the east bank of the river Magdalena. It is one of the five towns that make up the metropolitan area of Barranquilla. The city of Barranquilla is 20 minutes away. Anuar has 20 years experience. He used to work as a welder in a shop which was located on a main road in the city. In parallel with this, he also worked for a number of different companies for five years. He gradually saved up enough to start working for himself. He acquired his own tools and started his own business. He has been running his workshop in his home for seven years, making doors, windows and grilles. He also works as a panel beater and car painter. He would like to grow and expand his business as he would like to increase his number of customers and carry out work on his house. However, he doesn't have enough working capital and knows that he must achieve these things gradually. He is applying for a Kiva loan (his first loan through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo) to buy raw materials for making doors and grilles which he has orders for. He will also start making some improvements to his home which will allow him and his family to live more comfortably. His family consists of his wife and their three children who are 8, 10 and 13 years old. He hopes to see his children become successful people in the future and so he works hard for them.
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Anuar de 40 años de edad tiene un taller de metalmecánica en Malambo; municipio localizado en la ribera oriental del río Magdalena y es uno de los cinco que conforman el área metropolitana de Barranquilla, ciudad que se encuentra a 20 minutos. Su experiencia data desde hace 20 años, cuando se desempeñó como soldador en un local ubicado en una vía preferencial de la ciudad y paralelo a esto, laboró en varias empresas durante 5 años. Poco a poco fue ahorrando, hasta lograr ser independiente, pues adquirió sus propias herramientas, con las cuales emprendió su negocio. Desde hace 7 años tiene su taller en su propia casa y fabrica puertas, ventanas, rejas, y también trabaja en latonería y pintura automotriz. Actualmente sus planes de crecimiento lo hacen sentir con poco capital de trabajo, para lograr expandir su negocio, pues espera incrementar su clientela, adecuar en un futuro su vivienda y él sabe que esto es poco a poco. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace ala Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará materias primas parta elaborar puertas y rejas, que tiene encargadas, así como para empezar a realizar las adecuaciones en su vivienda, que le permitan estar mas confortable con su familia, la cual está conformada por su cónyuge y sus tres hijos en las edades de 8, 10 y 13 años, a quienes espera verlos convertidos en personas exitosas en su futuro y para quienes trabaja.

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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
  • 265
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,496,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,778.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Anuar Jesus to buy raw materials for making doors and grilles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jul 28, 2012
Listed
Jul 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 19, 2013