A loan helped to buy supplies for preparing appetizers, tamales, arepas, and rolls, as well as containers for delivery.


Michelle Melani's story

Michelle Melani is a small entrepreneur and a resident of the city of Barranquilla. She has a business of selling prepared foods for all types of events. Michelle Melani has more than two years of experience in this business. She is an enterprising person who started this business so that she could generate income to cover some of her personal expenses. However, this is also something that she has wanted to do. She wanted other people to know about her cooking since she always prepares delicious dishes for her relatives. Her customers include companies and banquet halls.

Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, her work level and earnings drastically diminished because of biosafety issues. Michelle Melani is applying for her first Kiva loan through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo so that she can invest in supplies for preparing appetizers, tamales, arepas, and rolls, as well as containers for delivery. Please support her business loan.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica.


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