A loan of $300 helped to buy wooden boxes, alarms, speakers, automatic locks, radios and tools to improve his shop's offer.

Andres Dario's story

Andres is a young man of 19 years who, since he was 16, began his career working with some friends as a helper in a car parts and lights store in the 7 de Agosto neighborhood in the city of Bogotá. After this experience, with his own resources, he started his own business installing alarms, locks, radios and selling sound boxes for cars a year and a half ago. He lives with his parents and his 4-month-old daughter who is in his care and is his greatest motivation to build a promising future with his business that leads to success together.

In his business, he sells car alarms, alarms and central locking, radio and installation, as well as making speakers and sound boxes for cars. His little working capital obliges him to make purchases in small quantities and with a lot of frequency because after selling the item, with that same money, he stocks and replaces the item he sold. This is one of the reasons why he uses crediKiva, which is the first loan that he made with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, and with which he will buy wooden boxes, alarms, speakers, automatic locks, radios and tools to improve the offerings of his shop, where he offers the service of installing equipment, car audio systems and makes speakers as well. He dream is to position himself in the market, becoming known for the good quality service that he offers and for the products that he sells in his store since, currently, stocking is his greatest challenge, as well as not having his own home. While Andres builds his dreams, he persists in his work in a responsible and disciplined manner to achieve them.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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