A loan of $1,375 helps to pay for rent and utilities and also to buy beauty products, such as ampules and dyes.


Laura Esthela's story

Laura Esthela is a young micro-entrepreneur who is 20 years of age and a resident of the city of Cartagena. She has two years of experience with managing her beauty salon. The idea for this business came about while she was studying. Laura Esthela wanted to find a source of income that would enable her to cover certain expenses. She began offering beauty services to relatives and friends at her home. Her business grew slowly to the point when she needed to find a location where she could better serve her customers and offer beauty products. Laura Esthela was able to achieve that goal with capital she had saved. She now has two employees, so she has also provided jobs and income for those families.

Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, her work level and cash flow were drastically reduced because of biosafety issues. For this reason, she is requesting her first Kiva loan from Fundación Santo Domingo so that she can pay for rent and utilities and also to buy beauty products that have been requested, such as ampules and dyes. Please support her business loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica.


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.