A loan of $1,375 helps to buy supplies for the business, beauty products, and snacks.


Benito's story

Benito, age 26, is a small businessman who lives in the city of Barranquilla. He has a business selling a variety of household items, personal care and beauty products, and household utensils. He started this business activity two years ago with the objective of generating income to pay for the family expenses. His customers are residents, social networks, customers in the area, and customers who have been referred.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic that appeared on a worldwide level, his work diminished because of health and safety issues. His cash flow was drastically diminished. He is currently in the process of reactivating with all of the restrictive orders and protocols for health and safety in order to guarantee the correct operation.

That is why he is requesting his first Kiva loan with the Fundación Santo Domingo. He will use the loan to buy supplies for the business, beauty products, and snacks. Please help him with his loan for his business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish.


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.