A loan of $1,100 helps to invest in biosecurity items in order to reopen his beauty school and salon, such as gloves, masks, alcohol, shields, and disposable clothing.


Marco Tulio's story

Marco Tulio is a 72-year-old entrepreneur who lives in the city of Cartagena. Eleven years ago he started his own business, a beauty academy and salon. He provides services there, as well as training, to low-income people related to all aspects of hair care, such as haircuts, hair styling, blowouts, etc.

Marco put his business plan into action with savings he had. He started with one employee, but the quality of his services caused his market to grow. He currently has fifteen employees, a large majority of whom are single mothers. His business has become an important part of the community, as it supports a number of families.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic Marco had to close his business temporarily due to directives from the national government. He is in the process of reactivating it with all the required security protocols. To that end he is seeking his first Kiva loan, through the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, to invest in biosecurity items, such as gloves, masks, alcohol, shields, and disposable clothing. 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

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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.