A loan of $1,350 helps to buy spare parts such as air filters, batteries for both vehicles, and oil for the valves.


Samuel Eli's story

36-year old Samuel Eli is a small businessman who lives in the municipality of Malambo. His main job for more than 10 years is running a public transportation business. He currently uses two vehicles on a daily basis for the business which also generates employment for other people.

Samuel is a hardworking person, a trait he inherited from his parents who work on the land in a rural area. Along with his parents he moved six months ago to land in the municipality of Atlántica. Currently because of COVID and the health measures imposed, his work in transportation has been greatly limited. Nevertheless he has recognized the need to adapt and manage all the health protocols so as to protect his customers.

Samuel is seeking his first loan with Kiva and the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation to buy spare parts such as air filters, batteries for both vehicles, and oil for the valves since he needs to improve his vehicles and provide a better service.

Help him with this loan for his business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A.


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.