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Wood, plywood, paint, solvents, nails, and accessories are what Javier plans to buy with the Kiva credit which he is applying for. It is the first funding he has sought with the Foundation of Mario Santo Domingo which he requires to be able to produce living room, dining room, and bedroom sets, as well as doors and closets. Javier is a married man and father of three grown children that organized his own cabinet-making workshop in the patio of his home. This also functions as a small storeroom for his wife's miscellaneous items. He learned this cabinetry work when he was very young, as his father also did woodworking. Currently, he has no employees, but in the past he managed to have up to 20 and managed contracts for various builds. The survival of his business, which is highly competitive, has been thanks to the quality of his work. In his workshop he only stocks the best materials and supplies which ensures that his products have a quality finish and that the image of his business is viewed positively.
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Madera, triplex, pintura, disolventes, clavos y accesorios, es lo que planea comprar Javier, con su crdikiva al cual está aplicando y es el primer financiamineto que hace ala Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, el cual requiere para producir, juegos de sala, comedor, de alcobas, puertas y closets. Javier es un hombre casado padre de 3 hijos adultos que organizó su propio taller de ebanistería en el patio de su casa, donde tambien funciona un pequeño almacen tipo miscelanea de propiedad de su esposa. El aprendió el oficio de ebanisteria desde muy joven pues su padre tambien trabajó la carpinteria. En la actualidad no tien empleados pero en años anteriores logró tener 20 pues manejaba contratos con diversas construcciones. La superviviencia de su negocio, muy competido, ha sido gracias a la calidad con la cual trabaja, pues en su taller solo cuenta con los mejores materias primas e inusmos, lo que hace que su producto tenga un acabado de calidad y que la imagen de su negocio se extienda positivamente.

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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.

About Colombia

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 318
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $18,166,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,813.6
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Javier to buy wood, plywood, paint, solvents, nails, and accessories.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013