A loan of $550 helps to pay his suppliers, pay the rent, and buy more tanks and radiators, which are the most frequent vehicular repairs.


Guillermo Jose's story

Guillermo Jose is a 43-year-old micro-entrepreneur who lives in the city of Barranquilla. He has over 11 years experience in the business of washing, caring for, and repairing paint jobs on cars, as well as selling replacement parts and other automotive care and maintenance products.

He has been married for over twenty years, and has two children. He lives in a family home. His financial sector is one of the most strongly impacted in terms of sales volume due to mobility limitations caused by the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. His work load was reduced due to biosafety concerns, and his cash flow decreased drastically.

He is currently in the process of restarting, with all of the ordered restrictions and biosafety protocols to ensure that the operation is correct.

He is working with his first Kiva loan with the Fundación Santo Domingo, which he will use to pay his suppliers, pay the rent, and buy more tanks and radiators, which are the most frequent vehicular repairs. Give him a hand with his business!

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kristin Fisher.


This loan is special because:

It provides borrowers in micro businesses with affordable loans.

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.