A loan of $1,300 helps to buy supplies such as shampoo, massage items, and professional make-up and also to purchase bars for the gym.


Arcadio De Jesus's story

Arcadio De Jesus is a borrower who is 51 years old. He lives in the city of Barranquilla. For two years he has had a place of business where he has a beauty salon and a gym. He wanted to have something innovative and he has had the two years in the same location.

His income has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. It has lowered his income because the business was closed. However, he maintained and created virtual gym classes online.

In his search to mitigate the impact of this pandemic and to propel his economic recovery, he linked up with the program "Barranquilla Responde" which is led by the mayor's office for the Barranquilla district in order to request a Kiva loan through "Fundacion Santo Domingo." This loan is to buy supplies such as shampoo, massage items, and professional make-up and also to purchase bars for the gym. Support him in his loan. It will be a success.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rita Levitz.


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.