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Edgar Enrique
Edgar is a 43 year old, married man. He lives south west of the city of Barranquilla with his wife and two children, ages 16 and 26. There, he has been providing filming and graphic design services for twelve years. He gained experience and learned the trade from his uncle, a professional photographer. He felt motivated while participating in a photography exposition and during this time, he decided to start his own business. His main products include banners, photographs, and video services for parties, fairs, and so on. He makes his sales in both credit and cash to referred customers and increasingly, his regular buyers are agreeing to purchase in cash at specialized centers. Currently, he is applying for a Kiva loan, his second through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. He will use the funds to purchase a model D7000 camera because he wishes to use more modern technology to improve the sharpness of his photos. With his previous loan, he was able to offer improved service and increase sales by 80%. He is very satisfied and willing to work hard to expand his business and reach a greater number of customers. He dreams that his family will have prosperity and that his children will receive a quality professional education. His greatest challenge is facing his wife’s illness and he hopes that he and his family will have the strength to cope with it.
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Edgar de 43 años de edad, es un hombre casado, que habita al sur occidente de la ciudad de Barranquilla con su cónyuge y sus 2 hijos, en las edades de 16 y 26 años. Allí se dedica a ofrecer servicios de filmación y diseño gráfico, desde hace 12 años, cuando construyó su experiencia, debido a que tomó de su tío, fotógrafo de profesión, el aprendizaje y fue impulsado cuando participó en una exposición de fotografías, época en la cual decidió emprender el mismo, su propio negocio. Sus principales productos son pendones, fotografías, videos que ofrece para el desarrollo de fiestas, ferias etc. Sus ventas las realizan a crédito y de contado, a clientes referenciados y que cada vez se convienen en sus compradores fijos y compran de contado en centros especializados. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, segundo crédito que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el cual comprará una cámara fotográfica referencia D 7000, pues requiere mejorar la nitidez de sus productos con tecnologías más modernas. Con su anterior crédito, logró ofrecer un mejor servicio e incrementar sus ventas en un 80%. Lo que lo tiene muy satisfecho y dispuesto a trabajar mucho para ampliar su empresa y llegar a un número superior de clientes. Su sueño de prosperidad familiar es que sus hijos logren una educación profesional de calidad y su mayor desafío es enfrentar la enfermedad de su esposa con su mayor fortaleza y la de 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
  • 290
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,930,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,797.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,675 helped Edgar Enrique to purchase a model D7000 camera.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 12, 2012
Listed
Oct 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2014