A loan helped to invest in the purchase of glue, tacks, leather, imitation leather, soles, heels, etc.


Orlando's story

Orlando, age 63, is a shoemaker with more than 15 years in the trade. He lives in the city of Cartagena de Indias, and his point of service is on a sidewalk of a principal street, where he mainly repairs footwear. His principal customers are the residents of the area and passersby who present some sudden failure of their footwear.

His dream is to have a fixed location and set up his repair shop and shoe store.

He is now arranging his first Kiva loan to invest in the purchase of glue, tacks, leather, imitation leather, soles, heels, etc.

Help him with his business loan!

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry.


This loan is special because:

It provides borrowers in micro businesses with affordable loans.



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