A loan of $825 helped to buy food and packaging.

Jorge Luis's story

Jorge Luis is 37 years old and lives in the municipality of San Jacinto in the department of Bolivar, characterized by the hotbed of musical groups that preserve the musical traditions of bagpipes and drums inherited from indigenous groups, Africans and the Spanish. Jorge Luis is married and has three children, ages 11, 8 and 7 months. He is the owner of a micro-business that sells soft drinks, milk, cheese and minutes for cellular phones. His business began because the area that he lives in does not have a store that offers soft drinks and food stores are far away. Jorge and his wife run the store from a room in their house, which they have built themselves. Jorge and his wife are hardworking and are well known throughout their community. They both have a healthy credit history due to prior credits they have received from various lending entities that they have repaid punctually, as when they financed the purchase of their motor bike. The motor bike serves as a mode of transportation and generates income, considering it is the most common form of transportation in the region to commute from one place to another. Jorge has received financing from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo that he used to buy part of his assets like the refrigerator for his soft drink sale business and to begin his communications business.

Jorge has applied for a credit of $1,600,000 COP that he wants to invest in the purchase of food and packaging. He believes that his small business has allowed him to increase his family's income in order to improve their well being and complete the construction of their house. Jorge is very grateful for the help that is authorized via Fundación Mario Santo Domingo because he began with nothing, but with the support that he received he continues growing little by little. What's more, Jorge wants to increase his business, considering that there aren't stores nearby, he wants to convert to a self-service grocery store that can offer a variety for his customers and potentials to find easily what they need and desire. His principle project is to increase his income from his business and work, because he wants to save to send his children to college, helping them to broaden their outlook and well being in the future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kelly McKinnon

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