A loan of $825 helps to buy leather, imitation leather, thread, remnants, buttons, closures, metallic threads, belts, waistbands, jewelry of steel and other metals, and materials such as silicone and textile accessories.


Silvia Isabel's story

Silvia Isabel is a micro-entrepreneur who is 72 years old. She is a resident of the city of Barranquilla. Her business is the sale of suitcases, briefcases, backpacks, handbags, belts, accessories, and casual clothing. She has more than 30 years of experience and work in this occupation.

Silvia Isabel is a widow with 3 children. They are adults, and she lives with one of them in their own home. Her finances have deteriorated since her business is located in downtown Barranquilla, which is one of the commercial areas most affected by Covid-19, since it is an area with a large number of customers and it has been totally closed during these last months. For this reason, her expenses and fixed costs have accumulated since she has no alternate income to her business.

For this reason, Silvia Isabel is requesting her first Kiva loan with Fundacion Santo Domingo with the goal of investing in the purchase of supplies such as leather, imitation leather, thread, remnants, buttons, closures, metallic threads, belts, waistbands, jewelry of steel and other metals, and materials such as silicone and textile accessories. Support her in her business loan.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rita Levitz.


This loan is special because:

It helps combat financial exclusion of older entrepreneurs.

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.