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Luis Carlos
For the last 8 years, from Monday to Saturday, 29 year old Luis Carlos has sold bananas and vegetables. He learnt the trade as a child from his father, who set up the business.

At the moment, Luis Carlos lives in the town of Soledad with his partner and young son and they depend on the business for income. Luis' main customers are grocers and travelling salespeople, who he has established as regular customers and who pay in cash or on short term credit. He buys his stock directly from the farmers.

He is applying for this Kivaloan, his first from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, so that he can buy greater volumes of vegetables and bananas to sell them in the same way and with this he will slowly become a wholesale vegetable and banana seller, which is his dream.
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Desde los lunes hasta los sábados, Luis Carlos de 29 años de edad, desde hace 8 años, se dedica a la venta de plátanos y hortalizas, actividad que aprendió desde muy niño con su padre, el que ha estado vinculado a este negocio. En la actualidad Luis Carlos vive en el municipio de Soledad con su cónyuge y su pequeño hijo, y sus ingresos dependen de su negocio. Los principales clientes de Luis, son los tenderos y vendedores ambulantes, que ha constituido en sus compradores fijos y que le pagan de contado o a un crédito corto, mientras sus compras las realiza directamente a los campesinos. En la actualidad está aplicando aun credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará hortalizas y plátanos en un mayor volumen para vender de esa misma manera y con esto justamente logrará poco a poco, convertirse en mayorista de hortalizas y plátanos, tal como es su sueño.

Additional Information

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
  • 192
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $12,868,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,822.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Luis Carlos to buy wholesale vegetables and bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 7, 2013
Listed
Mar 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 27, 2013