A loan helped to invest in shoes and clothing to expand his inventory and provide some variety to his customers.


Arturo Jose's story

Arturo is 50 years old. He is a shoe merchant. He started this activity to increase his income. He lives in the town of Arjona and works as a security guard at night. He started tis activity with his daughter, who has always liked sales. At first, he would use a part of his salary to buy his customers' orders. They are mostly friends, relatives and neighbors. The products he sells the most are athletic shoes and when clothing is ordered, he uses a shoe supplier who also sells clothing. He asked for his first Kiva loan to invest in shoes and clothing to expand his inventory and offer some variety to his customers. Support him.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue.


This loan is special because:

It provides loans to entrepreneurs with no credit history in Colombia.



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