A loan of $1,350 helps to increase working capital and to purchase supplies such as paper supplies, toner, stapler, soft drinks, juices, puddings, and more.


Carmen Maria's story

Carmen is an enterprising woman, 34 years old, a resident of the city of Barranquilla where, in addition, she has a business selling a variety of items, a snack bar, and internet cafe. Carmen Maria began this legally established business approximately 1 year ago due to the lack of job opportunities and the desire to get her family ahead. She saw a business opportunity and invested her savings to open her business. She has gained recognition in the sector as being a hard-working and responsible person in her activities.

Due to health and sanitation reasons, she had to suspend her work due to the COVID-19 pandemic which emerged at a global level. Her income reduced considerably.

Currently, she is applying for her first Kiva loan, with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, to increase working capital and to purchase supplies such as paper supplies, toner, stapler, soft drinks, juices, puddings, and more and to be able to increase her level of sales and and profit. Support her in her business loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris.


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.