A loan of $1,375 helps to invest in working capital and the purchase of auto spare parts and accessories.


Gilberto's story

Gilberto is a microentrepreneur and a resident of the city of Barranquilla, where he has a mechanic shop business.
He works on everything related to the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles. He started this work approximately 6 years ago with the desire to generate income that will help him have a better quality of life, in addition to owning his business, and helping to generate employment.

He works from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm every day. He also sells accessories and engines for cars. He aims to invest in inventory and biometric security items. His clients are referrals, family members, and passers-by in the sector.

Due to the Covid -19 pandemic that occurred worldwide, he had to close his business due to health security issues and his income decreased drastically. He is currently managing his first loan with the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation to increase working capital and invest in the purchase of auto spare parts and accessories. Support his business loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Saranya Chunduri.


This loan is special because:

It provides borrowers in micro businesses with affordable loans.

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.