A loan of $1,350 helps to purchase balloons, plates, napkins, vases, party decorations, a gas bullet to inflate balloons, birthday signs, candles, decorations.


Oscar Andres's story

Oscar Andres is a 46-year-old micro-entrepreneur residing in the city of Barranquilla, where he lives with his spouse and children.

He has party and event planning as a business. There, he offers balloons for parties, glasses, plates, napkins, balloons with drawings and name arrangements, puddings, among others. This business started more than 6 years ago and was born from the desire to be the owner of his own business, to generate much more income that would allow him to give a better quality of life to his family.

The business operates in a place that is located close to his home and has one full time employee and four service providers, thus helping to generate employment. His clients are neighbors, friends, referrals and people from the neighborhood.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that occurred worldwide, the amount of work deteriorated due to biosecurity issues and his income decreased drastically.

He is currently requesting his first loan with the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation to invest in the purchase of balloons of different types, plates, napkins, glasses, party arrangements, a gas bullet to inflate balloons, birthday letters, candles, decorations. Support him in this loan for his business.

Translated from Spanish.


This loan is special because:

It provides borrowers in micro businesses with affordable loans.

Lina Ramírez, Kiva staff

Lina Ramírez
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*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.

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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.