A loan of $1,375 helps to increase his working capital and buy raw materials such as wood, paints, fabrics and others.


Antonio Jose's story

Antonio is a 55-year-old micro entrepreneur. He lives in the city of Barranquilla with his wife, and there he has a business making and selling paintings and home furniture. Antonio Jose started this business 5 years ago after he was left unemployed. With his savings and the severance pay, he decided to venture in this activity, which he learned from his father because he used to do the same work.

He was able to get recognition in the sector and among his clients for being a responsible person and for the quality of his work. Due to COVID-19 and government decisions, he had to stop his activity. As a result, his incomes decreased considerably.

He is currently requesting his first Kiva loan with the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation in order to increase his working capital and buy raw materials such as wood, paints, fabrics and others. This will allow him to continue serving his customers in their own homes and increase his sales and incomes.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marila Arana.


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.