A loan of $825 helps to buy flours, meats, chicken, cheese, soft drinks, chichas, and cooking utensils.


Luisa Isabel's story

Luisa Isabel is an enterprising micro-entrepreneur of 45 years of age, a resident of the city of Barranquilla. She has a business of selling fried empanadas, cheese arepas, sweet arepas, carimañolas [stuffed yucca fritters], stuffed fried plantains, soft drinks, water, and chichas [fermented corn drinks].

She began her business approximately 6 years ago. Her mother taught her this beautiful work, and up to now it has become her sustenance. Her customers are neighbors, friends, relatives, and people referred to her.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, her economy has deteriorated, and her income has gone down drastically because of questions of health.

She is now arranging her first Kiva loan with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo to buy supplies such as flours, meats, chicken, cheese, soft drinks, chichas, and cooking utensils.

Help her with her loan for her business!

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry.


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.