A loan of $825 helps to buy ingredients at wholesale like condiments, buns, and hot dogs.


Carolina Del Carmen's story

Carolina Del Carmen, 30, is a micro-entrepreneur living with her husband in Barranquilla.

Her business is preparing and selling foods like hamburgers, salchipapas, hot dogs and more. She started this business with a little investment capital provided by her aunt when she finished her chef's training and bought a little hot dog cart. She started off working from her patio and with her profits gradually reinvested in the business, and expanded significantly. She has two years' experience, but because of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic her business contracted due to biosecurity concerns and her earnings plummeted.

Carolina's short-term goals are to continue her business in this difficult Covid-19 situation. She is applying for her first Kiva loan through the Santo Domingo Foundation with the goal of purchasing basic ingredients at wholesale like condiments, hot dogs and buns. Please support her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Stockwell.


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.