A loan of $1,350 helps to increase the working capital for his business and to purchase supplies such a threads, needles, ribbons, appliqués, scissors and more.


Edwin Alberto's story

Edwin is a micro-entrepreneur, 47 years old, resident of the city of Barranquilla where he lives with his wife and his two children, and where he also has a business selling thread, ribbons and supplies for tailoring. He began this business approximately five years ago after working with a relative who has a tailoring shop and where he acquired the knowledge of this business, and thanks to some savings Edwin decided to start up his business individually.

He offers his products every day to his main client which is his relative's business, and to neighbors and people locally in the area, with payment by cash or credit. Because of health issues and regulations from the national government due to the Covid 19 pandemic, he had to suspend his business activity and this was drastically affected.

Edwin is currently requesting his first Kiva loan through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo to be able to increase the working capital and purchase supplies such a threads, needles, ribbons, appliqués, scissors and more so that the number of sales can increase and therefore the profits. Support him 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.