A loan of $1,375 helps to buy high-turnover merchandise, oil, meats, rice, sugar, beverages, dairy products, alcohol, detergent, and soap.


Hernando's story

Forty-two year old Hernando is a small entrepreneur who lives in the city of Barranquilla. He lives with his wife and son. He is a business owner of a store where he sells food like vegetables, groceries, cakes, beverages, dairy products, red meat, and medicine among other things. This store has been in business for approximately twenty years. The business idea came about from having helped his family in this same type of business since he was a little boy; as he grew older, he acquired experience which motivated him to open his own business. His customers are his neighbors, people that are referred to him, and passers-by, among others.

Due to the global spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, his level of work deteriorated due to bio-safety issues and his income decreased drastically. He is currently managing his first loan with the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation, which he will invest in the purchase of high-turnover products like oil, meats, rice, sugar, beverages, dairy products, alcohol, detergent, and soap.

Please consider helping him with his business loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Teresa Lorenz-Do.


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.