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Luis Alberto
Luis Alberto, 28, lives with his wife and two-year-old son in Sabanagrande located 20 minutes from the city on the banks of the Magdalena River. He has a business where he offers managed recreation services through exercise in a space at home; he offers individual and group services via aerobic exercise, weightlifting and others to help his customers lose body fat. His daily work starts very early in the morning and goes until 8 at night when his last group finishes.

He started his work two years ago with guidance from a friend who sold him the equipment he now has in his business because he was unable to tend to it. Gradually, Luis Alberto has acquired clientele and now people recognize the quality of his work and need him to teach them how to use the appropriate equipment to retain their special figures. His most important goal at present is to get financing to make the business grow and eventually own a house with space set aside for a gym. This is why he’s calling on a Kiva loan, his first financing with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo to buy weightlifting equipment for better service and with it start on the road to business success by means of each loan he gets through Kiva.
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Luis Alberto de 28 años de edad, habita con su cónyuge y su hijo de 2 años de edad, en el municipio de Sabanagrande; lugar ubicado a 20 minutos de la ciudad y en la rivera del Rio Magdalena; él tiene un negocio, donde ofrece servicios de recreación dirigida, mediante la práctica de ejercicios, en las instalaciones de la vivienda donde habita y ofrece servicios grupales e individuales, mediante rutinas de ejercicios aeróbicos, con pesas entre otros, para ayudar a sus clientes a perder grasa acumulada en sus cuerpos. Su trabajo diario inicia desde muy temprano en las horas de la mañana, hasta las 8 de la noche, cuando finaliza el último grupo. Cuando inició lo hizo orientado por su amigo quien le vendió las maquinarias que hoy tiene en su actual negocio, hace 2 años, porque no podía atenderlo. Poco a poco Luis Alberto fue ganando clientela y hoy cuenta con personas que reconocen la calidad de su trabajo y lo requieren para que los oriente en el uso de las máquinas apropiadas, para conservar una figura especial. En la actualidad su meta más importante es lograr fuentes de financiación, para hacer crecer su negocio y finalmente tener su propia casa, con un local destinado para el desempeño de su gimnasio. Esta es la razón por la cual acude aun credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará máquinas de musculación, para mejorar su servicio y con ello iniciar el camino hacia el éxito de su negocio mediante cada crédito, que logre con Kiva.


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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
  • 249
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,479,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,765.1
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $650 helped Luis Alberto to buy weight-lifting equipment.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jan 15, 2013
Listed
Jan 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2014