A loan of $1,350 helps to pay work-related expenses such as paying employees and operating costs, as well as purchasing supplies for the business.


Jesus's story

Jesus is a 50-year-old micro-entrepreneur from the city of Cartagena, a place where he lives with his spouse. In addition, he has a maintenance and repair business, specializing in machinery and equipment, with over 18 years of experience in the business.

The idea came up due to having worked for many years in the navy, where he acquired experience and knowledge in the area. Seeing that there was a business opportunity, because there were few who had that knowledge, he decided to become self-employed and create his business. It currently has 2 employees, which contributes to job creation and income for the families. His customers are businesses.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is present at the global level, his workload deteriorated due to biosafety reasons and his income reduced drastically. Currently, he is applying for his first Kiva loan, through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, to pay work-related expenses such as paying employees and operating costs, as well as purchasing supplies for the business. Support him in his 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.