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Manuel De Jesus
Manuel started his personal image improvement business 6 years ago, cutting his friends' hair outside. Today, he not only has a barbershop but also offers various goods to his customers, such as accessories, clothing, baseball caps, watches, etc. This generates income for him while working as a barber. He makes his sales via cash and sells from 9 am to 9 pm. The city market is where he buys the supplies that he uses for his barbershop and also the goods that he promotes to current and potential customers in the area where he works.

His goal for the future is to expand his business and have his own house. His greatest challenge is to keep all his customers satisfied by offering them goods that exceed their expectations. He is now applying to his first Kiva loan via the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation. With it, he will buy various merchandise, including accessories, clothes, baseball caps, and watches.

With this investment, he hopes to improve his business, obtain more income, and satisfy his customers. This is exactly what makes Kiva loans so successful.
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Manuel desde hace 6 años inició en su negocio de mejoramiento de la imagen personal, haciendo cortes de cabello a sus amigos al aire libre, hoy no solo dispone de una peluquería sino también ofrece a sus clientes mercancía variada, como accesorios, ropa, gorros, relojes etc., actividad que le genera ingreso mientras practica el oficio de peluquero. Sus ventas las realiza de contado desde la 9 de la mañana hasta las 9 de la noche, y compra en el centro de la ciudad los insumos que usa para su peluquería, además de la mercancía que promociona en las instalaciones de su negocio, a clientes reales y potenciales ubicados en la zona donde se desempeña. Su meta mas adelante es ampliar su local y a futuro tener su propia casa. Su mayor desafío es mantener satisfecho a todos sus clientes, ofreciéndole productos que superen sus expectativas. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace ala Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará mercancía variada como accesorios, ropa, gorros y relojes, con esta inversión proyecta mejorar su negocio, generar mas ingresos satisfaciendo a su clientela y esto es justamente lo que hace que su credikiva sea exitoso.

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
  • 265
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,479,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,922.2
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Manuel De Jesus buy various merchandise, including accessories, clothing, baseball caps, and watches.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jul 28, 2013
Listed
Jul 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 19, 2014