A loan of $675 helps to buy chairs and tables, as well as make a few structural renovations to his business.


Boris Manuel's story

Boris Manuel, age 53, is a small entrepreneur and a resident of the city of Barranquilla, where he lives with his wife. He has a business of selling food to-go and special roasted meats. Boris Manuel is a chef by profession and has worked at different businesses for more than 15 years. Some of these jobs required him to be a long way from home, so he decided to retire and start his own business so that he could be closer to his family. His wife and children provided the needed support and he used a small amount of savings that he invested to start his business. Over time, he invested more resources so that he could meet the demand for his products and establish his position in the neighborhood.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, his orders diminished considerably, which left him no other choice than to use his savings to invest in his business. His customers have now returned and the demand for his food is growing. However, he needs more capital to acquire supplies so that he can satisfy his customers. His short-term goals are to make improvements to his location so that he can serve more customers and to invest in more tables and chairs to adapt to this growth.

Boris Manuel is currently applying for his first Kiva loan through Fundación Santo Domingo so that he can invest in the purchase of chairs and tables, as well as to make a few structural renovations so that he can take advantage of the space he has to accommodate more customers. Please support his business loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica.


This loan is special because:

It provides borrowers in micro businesses with affordable loans.

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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.