A loan helped to invest in buying leather and synthetic leather athletic shoes.


Norangela Rosa's story

Norangela Rosa is a 32-year-old micro-businesswoman. She lives in the city of Barranquilla with her family. She started her activity because she wanted to get ahead in order to help her family by generating other income. She started to sell leather and synthetic leather shoes for women, men and children. Little by little, she expanded the range of products that she offers, generating very good profits. Norangela sells varied merchandise, among them shoes, wholesale and retail. Her main customers are friends, relatives, referred customers and passersby. Due to the pandemic, her sales went down. Because of this situation, this entrepreneur has had to reinvent herself and change her sales strategy, which has allowed her to keep going. She is now applying for a Kiva loan, the first loan she has taken out with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, to invest in leather and synthetic leather athletic shoes. This single mother hopes that with the economic reactivation, the outlook will be positive. That's why she needs a capital injection to fortify her business plan, increase her inventory and thus obtain higher profits to improve her quality of life. Support her in her loan, it will be a success.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue.


This loan is special because:

It supports single mothers that are sole contributors to their household income in Colombia.



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