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Rodrigo José
Rodrigo is 27, has an Internet café in his native city of San Jacinto, and also sells a variety of merchandise. He offers classes in Internet applications, hardware, and software and supports students who successfully complete the training. This business idea was an alternative way to earn income and to benefit from his knowledge and use it to serve his community. His first customers were students, teenagers, and homemakers. His goal is to better organize his business and increase his customer base, and he works very hard to achieve this dream.

He is applying for his first Kiva loan through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo to buy an Internet server and a variety of merchandise to meet his customers' orders. Rodrigo wants to make his Kiva loan a success by taking advantage of the high demand and offering desirable merchandise during the Christmas and New Year's season.
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Rodrigo de 27 años de edad, tiene un negocio de café internet en su natal San Jacinto. Allí adicionalmente vende mercancías variadas y también ofrece servicios de formación en manejo de aplicaciones de internet, hardware –software, y refuerzo a estudiantes que complementan su buen rendimiento en clases. Su idea de negocio surgió como alternativa de generar ingresos, para aprovechar sus conocimientos y ponerlos al servicio de la comunidad. Los principales compradores de su oferta son estudiantes, jóvenes y amas de casa. Su meta es organizar cada vez más su negocio y ampliar su cobertura de clientes, por eso se esmera trabajando persistentemente para cumplir su sueño. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, con el cual comprará un servidor de internet y mercancía variada, para responder a pedidos de su clientela, aprovechando la navidad y el año nuevo, época en la cual la demanda aumenta y Rodrigo inteligentemente, dirigirá su oferta hacia lo que mas vende en ella, haciendo que su credikiva tenga mucho éxito.

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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

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 570
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,881,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,822.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,375 helped Rodrigo José to buy an Internet server and a variety of merchandise.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 27, 2012
Listed
Nov 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014