A loan of $1,350 helps to increase the working capital and buy creams, keratins, hair colors, and more.


Melida Maria's story

Melida is an enterprising woman, 47 years old, who lives in the city of Barranquilla where she owns a beauty salon as her business. She began this business approximately ten years ago with the desire to improve her quality of life and that of her family, and to be able to get ahead.

Currently, she offers her products every day to her neighbors, relatives and people nearby to whom she offers an option to pay by cash or credit. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, she had to stop her work because of safety and health concerns, her income decreased drastically and she's been severely affected financially.

She's currently requesting her first Kiva loan through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo to increase working capital for the purchase of creams, keratins, hair colors, and more to reach a greater number of customers and increase the number of sales. Support her with this business loan.

Translated from Spanish.


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.