A loan of $1,375 helps to buy wood, nails, glue, etc.


Jorge Eliecer's story

Jorge Eliecer, age 58, is married and lives in the city of Barranquilla with his family.

This entrepreneur learned the skills of cabinetmaking and carpentry from his father, by working as his helper for many years. He started his shop thirty years ago. He makes all types of furniture for decoration, doors, windows, closets, beds, and other items, earning excellent profits. Jorge works as a supplier for some warehouses. He likes to be in the vanguard of what is popular, to be competitive always.

This business person seeks to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic to reactivate his business, and so he joined the program "Barranquilla Responde” [Barranquilla Responds] led by the Chamber of Commerce and the Barranquilla district mayor's office, to request a Kiva loan through the Fundación Santo Domingo. This is his first loan from the Fundación Santo Domingo, and he will invest in the purchase of wood, nails, glue, etc.

Jorge is very pleased with his business because it has provided economic stability that gives security to his household. He needs an injection of capital to strengthen his business plan and to increase his inventory of raw materials, because his orders are increasing. Support his business loan; it will be a success.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer joann stephan.


This loan is special because:

It provides borrowers in micro businesses with affordable loans.

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*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.