A loan of $825 helps to buy a cooler.


Erlenis María's story

Erlenis María is a 21-year-old small business owner. She is a resident of the city of Barranquilla and lives with her spouse. Her trade is in selling drinks such as sodas, juices, water, and beer. She has carried out this work for 2 years, providing quality products to her potential customers such as individual people, neighbors, and acquaintances in the area. She also states that she sells in neighboring towns and via social networks.

Her business comes from the need to generate income to provide for her family. Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, her work level declined for biosafety reasons and her earnings decreased dramatically.

Her short-term goals are to get her business off the ground in the face of the difficult situation with COVID-19 and to have a bigger store because she says that the business is growing and she needs more space for her products and supplies. She is currently taking out her first Kiva loan with Fundación Santo Domingo in order to invest in buying a cooler. Support her in her loan for her business.

Translated from Spanish.


This loan is special because:

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

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.