A loan of $950 helps to buy cows and pigs to build inventory and continue selling, and also pay providers.


Heriberto Enrique's story

Heriberto Enrique is a 66-year-old small business owner from the city of Barranquilla.

He has a butcher's shop in the city center where he sells beef, pork, and chicken. He started in this business 25 years ago.

Heriberto Enrique was forced to leave the town of Ponedera in the Atlantic, where he lived in a rural area with his parents and humbly worked the land.

He and his parents moved to the city 43 years ago and started doing humble jobs. At the age of 15, he started helping his father raising and selling cows that they cared for on behalf of other cattle breeders.

With time and experience he entered the business of selling meat by order, until he established a customer base and was able to expand and open a small shop in his house.

He sells to the general public, but due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, his work level reduced for bio-safety reasons and his income reduced significantly.

He is currently requesting his first Kiva loan with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo that he will invest in buying cows and pigs to build inventory and continue selling, and also pay providers. Support him on this loan.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Liliana S.


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.