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Manuel José
41-year old Manuel lives in San Jacinto, a town in the department of Bolívar, with his wife and four children. He has a workshop there where he services and repairs computers. He started the business after identifying an opportunity to make use of his technological knowledge of computers. He had learned how to maintain, assemble, run, and repair computers.

His customers come from satisfied clients who have recommended him for his 17 years of experience. Now Manuel is seeking a loan to buy computer equipment so he can over time offer better service in a well-equipped office. This will allow him to grow his business and earn more money that will in turn improve the life of his family.
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Manuel de 41 años de edad vive en San Jacinto, Población del departamento de Bolívar, con su esposa y sus 4 hijos en las edades de 10 a 19 años. Allí tiene un taller donde ofrece el servicio de mantenimiento preventivo y correctivo de computadores; actividad que surgió cuando identificó una oportunidad para aprovechar las tecnologías, pues había aprendido a hacer mantenimiento, ensamble, actualización y reparación de herramientas de informática. Su clientela la ha conformado por referenciarían de sus clientes a quienes ha ganado, por su experiencia de 17 años, haciéndolo merecedor de mucha confianza en el mercado tecnológico. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, con el cual comprará un equipo de cómputos, con el cual planea mejorar su servicio y agregar poco a poco un servicio en una sala de informática bien dotada y dispuesta a crecer y genera mas ingresos que beneficien cada vez mas 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

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 199
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,090,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,776.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Manuel José buy computer equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 13, 2012
Listed
Jul 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2013