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Dimas Manuel
Dimas is 39 years old and lives with his wife and his four children who are between the ages of 4 and 18 years old. They live in the south west of their city, where he has a business through which he offers internet services, mobile telephone calls and electronic games services. He works 7 days a week from 8 am till 10 pm. His experience started 8 years ago when he started to notice a gap in the market for modern communications and healthy entertainment for young people and teenagers. His business has grown and today he has two premises where he and his wife work and the family income depends on the business.

Dimas has received 7 loans from the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, through which he has been able to expand his business. This is why he has set himself growth targets, as his dream is that his sons will be successful professionals and Dimas and his wife work extremely hard in order to achieve this dream. He is now applying for a Kiva loan, which he will use to buy 3 computers and accessories, because the demand for services has increased and he needs to keep up with the demand so his business will continue and he can increase his standing in the neighbourhood he is located.
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Dimas de 39 años de edad vive con su cónyuge y sus 4 hijos en las edades de 4 a 18 años en el suroccidente de la ciudad, donde tiene un negocio mediante el cual ofrece servicios de internet, llamadas a celulares y servicios de juegos electrónicos, de lunes a domingos, desde las 8 de la mañana hasta las 10 de la noche. Su experiencia data de hace 8 años cuando inició para obedecer las carencias del sector en el tema de comunicaciones modernas y de diversión sana en jóvenes y adolescentes. Su negocio ha progresado y hoy cuenta con 2 locales dedicados a esta actividad, donde trabajan él y su esposa y todos los ingresos familiares dependen de ella. Dimas ha recibido 7 financiamientos de la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual ha logrado su crecimiento empresarial y por eso se ha fijado metas de crecimientos, pues su sueño es que sus hijos lleguen a ser profesionales exitosos y él y su esposa se esmeran trabajando persistentemente con el fin de lograrlo. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, con el cual comprará 3 computadores y accesorios, porque la demanda de servicios se ha incrementado y su oferta no puede ser inferior para continuar sosteniendo su negocio y aumentando su posicionamiento en el barrio donde está ubicado.

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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
  • 489
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,254,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,777.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,700 helped Dimas Manuel to buy three computers and accessories.
70% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 22, 2013
Listed
Jan 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible