A loan of $550 helps to purchase flour, creamed rice, flavoring, and advertising, and to pay for maintenance on the tricycles.


Jorge Alex's story

Jorge Alex is a 37-year-old micro-entrepreneur, a resident of the city of Barranquilla. He has as a business the sale of creamed rice and chicha from tricycles, with over 8 years of experience and operation in the business. His business idea emerged due to the necessity of generating income to support his family. He began with 1 tricycle and currently has 5 in operation and 3 needing repairs. His customers are people near the area and in the city in general.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which came up at a global level, his work level 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 the purchase of flour, creamed rice, flavoring, and advertising, and to pay for maintenance on the tricycles. 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.