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Wilson Antonio
For the past six years, Wilson, 35 years old, has had an ice cream distribution business. One of his family members had this business but he couldn’t continue with it as he had to travel to another country. This is how Wilson began this business. Today he distributes his product to twelve salespeople who have ice cream carts in the city. The basic supplies and materials Wilson buys on credit from an ice cream producer. He works from 9am until noon and then from 2pm until 6pm or until he finishes his work. He works from Monday to Sunday. His goal is to increase the carts he supplies with delicious ice cream to more than fifty in the city. In the future he would like his own home. Each day he would like to improve the welfare of his family, which includes his wife and two daughters, ages four and five. This is his first loan with KIVA, through the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation. With this loan he will buy ice cream and carts in order to begin to reach his goals. This investment will be successful, as he knows the market since he has been involved with it for six years. He would like to continue growing his business for a long time so that it will eventually become a great company.
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Desde hace 6 años, Wilson de 35 años de edad, inició su tarea emprendedora con una distribuidora de helados, aprovechando que un familiar suyo tenía ese negocio y se imposibilitaba darle continuidad, pues debía viajar a otro país. Así fue como Wilson empezó y hoy distribuye su producto entre 12 vendedores que tienen sus carros de helados y venden en las calles de la ciudad; Los insumos y materias primas Wilson los compra de contado en una productora especializada de insumos de helados y su trabajo lo desarrolla en un horario que inicia a las 9 de la mañana y termina a las 12 del medio día; y posteriormente desde las 2 hasta las 6 de la tarde cuando finaliza sus tareas, de lunes a domingo. Su meta es asumir la distribución directa para ofrecer su producto a más de 50 carros que repartan en toda la ciudad los deliciosos helados y en el futuro tener su propia casa, con lo que produzca., pus desea genera cada día un mayor bienestar a su familia conformada por su cónyuge y sus 2 hijas en las edades de 4 y 5 años. En la actualidad está aplicando aun credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará helados y carritos de helados, para iniciar el camino a la meta que se propone; su inversión supone éxito, pues conoce su mercado, pues en él se ha desempeñado durante 6 años y quiere continuar desempeñándose por mucho tiempo hasta convertirlo en una gran empresa.

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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
  • 160
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,196,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,818.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Wilson Antonio to buy ice cream and carts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 14, 2012
Listed
Aug 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013