A loan of $825 helps to invest in general business expenses, paying assistants, and purchasing floor cleaning machines such as vacuums, polishers, etc.


Orlando Rafael's story

Orlando Rafael is a micro-entrepreneur, a resident of the city of Barranquilla, a place where he lives with his spouse and child. He has a business which offers deep cleaning services for tile and marble floors, located in the city center.

Orlando Rafael began this business over 20 years ago. With this, he has been able to get his family ahead, offering them a better quality of life and he has also earned a reputation for being a responsible and very committed person in his work. His customers are businesses, schools, and buildings.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he had to suspend his work and his income reduced drastically due to health reasons. Currently, he is applying for his first Kiva loan, through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, to invest in general business expenses, paying assistants, and purchasing floor cleaning machines such as vacuums, polishers, etc. 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.