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Jonis
Jonis, 57 years old, works by selling drinks, cold drinks, snacks and "bollos" (dough from corn put inside corn leaves). Jonis lives with his family on the seashore, where the heat and tourism enable the sale of drinks in this hot area. He has had this business for four years, when his neighbors suggested that he sell beer and drinks. He started with one case of each product and slowly increased his sales. He sells up to 10 cases of beer and drinks per week to his neighbors and passersby. He works from 8am until 8pm.

His goal is to sell all kinds of supplies and finish remodeling his home, in addition to building customer loyalty and increasing the volume of his sales. He is currently applying for a Kiva loan, which is the first time he is financing through Fundacion Mario Santo Domingo. With the loan, he will buy beer, drinks, and snacks. He will buy directly from the truck, which eliminates indirect selling costs. This will make his Kiva credit a success.
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Jonis de 57 años de edad se dedica ala venta de refrescos, bebidas frías, pasabocas y bollos, o amasijos de maíz envueltos en hojas de la misma planta. Jonis habita con su familia a orillas del mar, donde el calor y el turismo potencializan la venta de refrescos en estas cálidas tierras, negocio que inició desde hace 4 años, cuando, los vecinos del sector le sugirieron que vendiera cervezas y gaseosas; él empezó con una caja de cada producto y paulatinamente ha incrementado su venta, porque venden hasta 10 cajas semanales de cervezas y gaseosas a vecinos y transeúntes del sector, desde las 8 de la mañana hasta las 8 de la noche. Su meta mas adelante es vender todo tipo de víveres y terminar de remodelar su vivienda, además de fidelizar su clientela y aumentar el volumen de sus ventas. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace ala Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará cervezas, gaseosas y pasabocas, las cuales compra directamente al camión y esto hace que se evite el costo de los intermediarios. De esta manera su credikiva resultará ser exitoso.

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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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  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 497
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,254,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,925.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Jonis to buy beer, soft drinks, and snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 26, 2013
Listed
Jun 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014