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Nelson
Nelson is 51, he has 32 years of experience as a hair stylist, he liked this activity since he was young; he started doing haircuts amongst his friends and family, focused in male hair cuts, he slowly started to develop an infrastructure for business and began a feminine and child line of service. Today his main products are blow dry, straightening, cuts and permanents. He is well known in his community, reason why he has an extended schedule that starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 9 p.m. His goal is to improve his work environment, in terms of the conditions of the salon, to generate more income opportunities and increase his quality of life. His business style is to adapt to trends and to provide beauty and distinction to everyone that uses his services, this is why his customers are loyal and keep growing. He is currently requesting a Kiva credit, second loan provided by Fundacion Mario Santo Domingo, through which he will buy products such as shampoo, conditioners, hair color, etc., these are products that will be used at the salon or sold to his customers for daily use. Nelson is a great stylist and knows how to advise his clients in terms of what they need and what style suits them better, this is why his customers keep requesting his services, particularly during special occasions, such as the ones at the end of the year when the joy from Christmas and the new year around happy families are the goals at the every home and this makes a good investment of his Kiva loan.
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Nelson de 51 años de edad, tiene 32 años de experiencia como estilista, pues desde muy joven le gustó este oficio, él inició cortando el cabello entre sus amigos y familiares, pues estaba enfocado en la línea masculina, poco a poco empezó a desarrollar su infraestructura de negocios y agregó la línea femenina e infantil. Hoy sus principales productos son el blower, alisado, corte, y el desrizado de cabello. En su comunidad es muy conocido, por eso tiene un horario extendido que parte desde las 7 de la mañana hasta las 9 de la noche. Su meta es mejorar mucho más su ambiente de trabajo, en cuanto a las condiciones locativas, para generar más oportunidades de ingresos y aumentar su calidad de vida. En su negocio su estilo se ajusta a las tendencias, para aportar belleza y distinción a quien usa sus servicios, por eso sus clientes son fieles y crecen cada vez mas. En la actualidad está aplicando aun credikiva, segundo financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará productos capilares en general, como champo, enjuagues, tintes, etc, que sirven como productos de consumo en su salón y también los vende a sus clientes para su uso diario. Nelson es un estilista de mucha calidad y sabe asesorar a su cliente respecto a lo que necesita y a cual es el estilo que a cada uno le conviene, por eso su clientela no deja de solicitar sus servicios, especialmente en las fiestas especiales, como las que se acercan de fin de año, donde la alegría de la navidad y recibir el año nuevo con familias felices, el la meta de todos los hogares y esto es justamente lo que hace de su credikiva su mejor inversión.

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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
  • 268
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,479,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,774.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Nelson to buy products such as shampoo, conditioners, hair color, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 30, 2012
Listed
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 26, 2013