A loan of $1,350 helps to purchase makeup, base, eye-shadow, blush, eyelashes and other products.


Henry Junior's story

Henry Junior is a 21-year old micro-entrepreneur. He is a resident of Barranquilla and lives with his family.

Henry's business is professional make-up services and virtual courses, which are designed for everyone for weddings, parties, birthdays and other events. Henry has been in the business for more than three years, and he says that he runs the business with his sister. She is the make-up artist, and Henry runs the administrative end. He has more than three years of experience in this work.

The business came out of a need to generate an income to get their family ahead and maintain a better standard of living. Their main customers are walk-in customers, neighborhood friends, family members, former co-workers, referrals, businesses etc.

Due to the worldwide Covid -19 pandemic and bio-safety issues, Henry's workload has diminished and his income has decreased drastically. His short-term goals are to get his business ahead in spite of the difficult Covid-19 situation; to keep increasing his client-base and bring in new customers; and to increase his sales. In the future, Henry also wants to open a larger business space. He hopes not to have to close his business, as it is his family's only source of income.

Henry is currently arranging his first credikiva with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. His goal is to invest in the purchase of make-up, base, eye-shadow, blush, eye-lashes and other products. Support Henry in his business loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal.


This loan is special because:

It gives youth without prior credit history the opportunity to start or expand a business.

Lina Ramírez, Kiva staff

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*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.

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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.