Total loan: $675
Cartagena de Indias, Bolivar, Colombia / Retail
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Elianis Paola's story
Elianis Paola is a 19-year-old microentrepreneur who lives in the city of Cartagena. She has a piñata and party supply store and also offers bill-paying and domestic money transfer services. She has over 3 years of experience running the business. She started it with help from her mother, who encouraged her to start her own business, generating income to help her cover her personal expenses. Her goal is to establish an event space where she can provide decoration supplies. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, her work declined because of biosecurity issues and her cash flow decreased drastically. For this reason, she joined the Reactívate Cartagena Responde program led by the chamber of commerce to request her first Kiva loan with Fundación Santo Domingo. Her objective is to invest in the purchase of supplies for her piñata store and decorations such as balloons, wrapping paper, cards, etc. Support her business loan.