A loan of $950 helps to buy school supplies, notebooks, pencils, pens, erasers, notepads, accessories for women and men, lotions, and body crèmes.


Amparo Esther's story

Amparo Esther, age 38, is a small entrepreneur and a resident of the town of Malambo. She has a variety store that has been in existence for more than five years. Amparo Esther offers school supplies, a variety of clothes, accessories, and other items. She is an enterprising person who started this business because she was not able to find a job and needed to earn income. Her customers include neighbors from the area, friends, referrals, and passersby.

Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, her work level and cash flow were drastically reduced because of biosafety issues. Amparo Esther is now applying for her first Kiva loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She will invest in the purchase of school supplies, notebooks, pencils, pens, erasers, notepads, accessories for women and men, lotions, and body crèmes. Please support her business loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica.


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.