A loan of $825 helps to invest in blouses, sweaters, shoes, sandals, and more.


Carlos Alberto's story

Carlos Alberto is a 32-year-old micro-entrepreneur, a resident of the city of Barranquilla. He has as a business the sale of merchandise and miscellaneous household items retail, with over 5 years of experience and operation in the activity.

His business was born of the necessity to generate income after being without a job and thanks to the severance pay he got and the support of his spouse, he invested in merchandise. His customers are individuals, social media, customers in the area, and people referred to him.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which came up at a global level, his work reduced due to biosafety reasons and his cash flow diminished drastically.

Currently, he is applying for his first Kiva loan, with Fundación Santo Domingo, with the goal of investing in blouses, sweaters, shoes, sandals, and more. Support him in his business loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris.


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.