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Total loan: $325

Diana Maria

Cartagena de Indias, Bolivar, Colombia / Services

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A loan helped to pay work commitments such as paying rent, utilities and employees.


Diana Maria's story

Diana Maria is a 49-year-old micro-entrepreneur, a resident of the city of Cartagena. This is the place where she has her business renting out machines to make shaved ice, mangoes, popcorn, and cotton candy for events. The idea came up due to the borrower previously living in another city, before coming to Cartagena, where a relative had this business, which motivated her to seek a potential market with the end of establishing it in Cartagena.

In this way, she ordered the machines made and began the business in the city, operating the service with hotels and schools in the city. The business currently has 1 employee, which contributes to job creation and income for the families. The business is well-known in the sector for its responsibility and good service. Its customers are hotels, schools, and individuals.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic which appeared on a global level, she had to suspend the work of the business due to biosafety reasons and her income reduced drastically. Currently, she is applying for her first Kiva loan, with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, to pay work commitments such as paying rent, utilities and employees. Support her in her business loan.