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Harold De Jesus
Harold is 19 years old. In 2012, after having worked in a municipality in the Magdalena department processing dehydrated fruit, he decided to undertake his own business doing this. He now produces dehydrated fruits that he sells to independent sellers and to designated catalogs.

He engages in the process through the following steps: decontamination of the fruit, processing, dehydrating, and packing. He works every day from two in the afternoon until nine at night.

His most important goal is to enter the chain store market. His greatest challenge is managing all of the records of the process.

He is currently applying for a Kiva loan, his first loan with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. He will use the loan to buy labels, packaging, and fruit, and he will adjust his machinery. With this investment his business will improve. He will increase his productivity and generate the ability to respond to his customers’ orders on credit.
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Harold de 19 años, desde el año 2012, después de haber trabajado en un municipio del departamento del Magdalena, en el procesamiento de frutas deshidratadas, decidió por su propia cuenta emprender este mismo negocio. Hoy produce frutas deshidratadas, que comercializa a vendedores independientes, y revistas acreditandoselos. El proceso lo realiza mediante los siguientes pasos: descontaminación de frutas, elaboración, deshidratación y empaque, trabajando todos los dias, desde las 2 de la tarde a 9 de la noche. Su meta mas importante es ingresar al mercado de almacenes de cadena y su mayor desafío es lograr todos los registros del proceso. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva, primer financiamiento que hace a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, mediante el cual comprará Etiquetas, empaques, frutas y hará adecuación de maquinaria. Con esta inversión su negocio mejorará, pues incrementará su productividad y generará habilidad para responder los pedidos a crédito de su clientela

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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
  • 483
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,958,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,889.9
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,500 helped Harold De Jesus to buy labels, packaging, and fruit, and he to adjust his machinery.
82% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 31, 2014
Listed
Aug 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2015