A loan of $1,300 helps to purchase supplies such as bags of flour, corn, salami, chicken in bulk, processed meat, and tomato paste.


Erika Patricia's story

Erika is a 27 year-old micro entrepreneur who lives in the city of Barranquilla. She owns a business that sells pizza, and has been doing this for around 5 years.

She started this business because she has always liked culinary arts and making pizza, and using her previous experience as a pizza maker, she decided to start her own business. Her main clients are her friends and neighbors, passerbys, and people in neighboring sectors.

In the past few months, in order to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and to reactivate her economy, she became affiliated with the “Barranquilla Responde” program. This has allowed her to request a loan through the Fundación Santo Domingo. She will use this loan to purchase various supplies, including bags of flour, corn, and salami amongst others, as well as manual tools of continual use and takeaway containers for deliveries. Finally, she will also use this loan to pay for the maintenance of her machines.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Bermudez Pizano.


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.

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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.