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Jaime
Jaime, 43, is a street vendor who makes a living selling natural fruits such as strawberries, kiwi, apples, and grapes. He started this business after having a store where he sold meals and provisions in small quantities, but it didn't live up to his expectations of profitability.

Little by little he saved and rented a little cart. He bought fruit and began to sell it throughout the streets near his neighborhood. He also added the famous tutti frutti, a fruit salad prepared with soda and chopped fruit sweetened with honey and served on ice, becoming a delicious drink that pacifies the immense heat of the warm Caribbean sun and climate.

These days he goes out with his own fruit cart and visits all the streets of the neighborhood and other places near his home. He has a customer base of 150 buyers.

Currently he's applying for a Kiva loan, his second loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, to continue growing in his business. With the previous loan he increased his working capital. With the Kiva loan he's applying for now, he hopes to respond to the Christmas and New Year season with seasonal fruits such as grapes, which are part of the toast of every family.

The tradition is for all the members of the family to eat 12 grapes at the end of the night on December 31 and request for themselves 12 desires for prosperity. This is precisely what makes his Kiva loan effective.
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Jaime de 43 años de edad es un vendedor ambulante que se dedica a la venta de frutas naturales como fresas, kiwi, manzana, uvas, Este negocio inició después de tener una tienda donde vendía ranchos, víveres, en pequeñas cantidades, pero no llenaba sus expectativas de rentabilidad. Poco a poco ahorró y alquiló una carretilla, compró frutas y empezó a venderlas por todas las calles aledañas a su barrio y también agregó el famoso “tutufruti” , es decir salpicón de frutas preparado con cola y frutas picadas y endulzadas con miel, al cual le adicionan hielo y lo convierte en un refresco delicioso para apaciguar el inmenso calor producido por el cálido sol y clima del caribe. Hoy sale con su carretilla propia en la que carga frutas y visita todas las calles del barrio y de otros aledaños a su vivienda, constituyendo una clientela de 150 compradores. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, segundo financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, para continuar creciendo en su negocio. Pues con el anterior aumentó su capital de trabajo y con su credikiva al que aplica hoy, espera responder a la temporada de navidad y de año nuevo con frutas apropiadas a la temporada como las uvas que son parte del brindis de todas las familias y que por tradición cada miembro consume 12 de ellas al finalizar la noche del 31 de Diciembre y pide así mismo sus 12 deseos de prosperidad y esto es lo que justamente hace efectivo su credikiva.

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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
  • 277
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,617,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,794.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,675 helped Jaime to buy grapes.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 10, 2012
Listed
Dec 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2014