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Albenis
Albenis is 20 years old and lives in the city of Soledad with his wife. He has a business through which he offers industrial printing services; he also sells various merchandise, like clothing, small appliances, and compact discs.

His enterprise dates back one year, when Albenis, having learned the textile printing trade, decided to offer this service to the Colombian army. It's going very well for him; his business has been growing little by little, and he added the retail business in which he also sells various merchandise that he brings from another city in the country. There he gets competitive prices for his merchandise so he can offer good deals to his customers.

His goal for the future is to have a location where he can independently and more comfortably offer his printing services. Later, he plans to extend his marketing structure, with which he wants to make an impression so that he can continue winning more customers.

Currently, he is applying for a Kiva loan—his first loan with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo—with which he will purchase fabrics. He will send the fabrics to a workshop where they will make t-shirts that he will later print to respond to customer demand. In addition, Albenis needs to buy small appliances that his customers have ordered through his pre-sales work, and he is very sure that it will go very well.
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Albenis de 20 años de edad vive en el municipio de Soledad con su cónyuge. El tiene un negocio a través del cual ofrece el servicio de estampado industrial y también vende mercancías variadas, como ropa, electrodomésticos menores y compact disk. Su emprendimiento data desde hace 1 año, cuando habiendo aprendido el oficio de estampado textil, decidió ofrecer este servicio al ejercito de Colombia y le fue muy bien; su negocio paso a paso ha ido creciendo y él ha agregado una actividad comercial, por eso vende también mercancía variada, que trae de otro municipio del país, donde consigue precios competitivos para ella hacer una buena oferta a su clientela. Su meta mas adelante es tener un local donde pueda ofrecer de manera independiente y mucho más confortable, el servicio de estampado, pues planea mas adelante extender su estructura de mercadeo, a la que quiere impactar para ganar cada día un mayor clientela En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará telas para enviar a un taller, donde fabricarán camisetas, que él estampará posteriormente y con ello responderá a su pedido; además Albeins necesita comprar electrodomésticos menores, que han encargado sus clientes en su tarea de preventa y él está muy seguro que le va a ir muy bien.

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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
  • 163
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,194,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,830.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Albenis to buy fabric to send to a workshop where they will make t-shirts that he will print.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 13, 2012
Listed
Aug 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013