A loan of $1,350 helps to increase the working capital and to buy supplies like masks, antibacterial gel, alcohol, beauty products and others.


Elvis Alberto's story

Elvis is a 46-year-old micro-entrepreneur who lives in the city of Barranquilla, where he lives with his spouse and where he also owns a business selling medicinal and beauty products. Elvis Alberto started this business approximately 10 years ago, after becoming unemployed. With some savings and the unemployment fund he decided to start this business, He offers his products daily to his main customers who are his neighbors, people from the area, passers-by, among others. With cash and credit payments.

Due to security issues and government regulations he had to suspend his economic activity because of the Covid 19 pandemic. As a result his income decreased considerably.

Currently, he is taking his first Kiva loan with the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation to increase his working capital and to buy supplies such as masks, antibacterial gel, alcohol, and beauty products, among others; with the purpose of increasing the number of sales and profits. Support him in his loan for his business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Paulo Aguiar.


This loan is special because:

It provides borrowers in micro businesses with affordable loans.

Lina Ramírez, Kiva staff

Lina Ramírez
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.