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Total loan: $1,575
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Luis Fernando

Colombia
Girardota, Colombia / Internet Cafe

A loan of $1,575 helped to maintain and update the computers he owns, buy a computer, buy 3 security cameras and take out advertising.


Luis Fernando's story

Luis, a small business owner of 27 years, makes his living as an independent entrepreneur. For the last 5 years, he has owned a video rental and sale store. In addition, he offers the following services: internet café, photocopies, document printing. He complements the services with the sale of snacks, sweets and soda. This came from his passion for film and he saw a favorable opportunity in this, as there is no direct competition in the sector. In this manner, he generates sufficient resources in order to bring sustenance to his home where he lives with his wife.

With the enthusiasm of strengthening his business, he is applying for the help of this loan to maintain and update the computers he owns, buy a computer, buy 3 security cameras and buy advertising. This will let him position his business even more in the market, and he will be a little more protected with the new system he wishes to acquire. Additionally, the advertising will make him known in other nearby areas, which will open the possibility of attracting new clients and improving his sales.

Luis says that his project for the near future is to continue positioning his business so that it is more profitable. This will permit him to achieve the dream of opening other branches. In addition, he wishes to buy his own house to offer his family better living conditions and enjoy a better wellbeing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alex Martin



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: November 15, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: November 15, 2013