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Alberto Manuel
Alberto is 25 years old and owns a barber shop, which he set up eight years ago. By cutting his friends and family's hair for free he acquired his own clientèle as well as a lot of experience, which allows him to work and generate his own income. He carries out this activity in his own home, located to the south west of the city, from Monday to Sunday, starting at 10 a.m. and finishing at 8 p.m. or often later, as he adapts to his customers' needs.

As the whole of his neighbourhood and the surrounding ones know him, he has many customers who come to his business to enjoy his services but he often feels he cannot cater to their needs adequately. For this reason, his goal in to have a suitable locale in the future and to continue supporting his mother, who is a manicurist and also works in the aesthetic beauty sector. Having such a large clientèle, Alberto decided to set up a new games service and he has a Play Station games console, which brings in more income and young customers to his barber's shop.

At present he is requesting a loan, his first loan cycle with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, through which he will buy an electric hair trimmer to cut hair, as this is the tool he uses to work and he needs to have a better one to improve the quality of his service. Also, he will buy a new Play Station games console in order to increase the potential of his customer services and increase his income.
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Alberto de 25 años de edad tiene un negocio de peluquería enfocada en caballeros, que inició desde hace 8 años, cuando cortando el cabello gratis a sus amigos y familiares, fue adquiriendo su propia clientela, y también mucha experiencia, con la que hoy trabaja y le permite generar sus propios ingresos. Su actividad la desarrolla en su domicilio, ubicado al suroccidente de la ciudad, desde los lunes hasta los domingos, en un horario que inicia a las 10 de la mañana y termina a las 8 de la noche y muchas veces hasta más tarde, pues se ajusta a las necesidades e intereses de su clientela. Como toda la comunidad de su barrio lo conoce y la de los alrededores también, son muchos los clientes que llegan a su negocio para acceder a sus servicios y muchas veces se siente sin las condiciones para responderles, por eso su meta mas adelante es tener un local adecuado y continuar apoyando a su madre, que es manicurista y también está en el sector de la belleza estética. Teniendo toda esta clientela, decidió emprender un nuevo servicio de juegos y tiene un equipo de Play Station, que le genera unos ingresos más y que cada día atrae clientes jóvenes del servicios de peluquería también. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará una maquina para cortar cabello, pues es la herramienta con la cual se desempeña y necesita tener la mejor y con ello lograr mayor calidad en su desempeño, asi mismo comprará un nuevo equipo de juegos play station, con el fin de aumentar el potencial de atenciaon de su clientela y aumentar cada vez mas sus ingresos.

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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.

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  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 266
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  • $13,479,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,780.8
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Alberto Manuel to buy an electric hair trimmer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 17, 2013
Listed
Jan 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 18, 2013