A loan of $1,325 helps to increase working capital and to buy supplies, like grains, rice and more, to stock her business.


Maria Del Carmen's story

Maria is an enterprising 36-year-old woman. She is a resident of the city of Barranquilla. She lives there with her spouse and her son. She has also had a store there, as a business for approximately 10 years. Maria del Carmen started this business due to a lack of employment opportunities, and because she wanted to get her family ahead and help her spouse with the household expenses. That is why she provides her services everyday to people who live nearby the area, like neighbors, friends and more. Due to the covid 19 pandemic, her business' profits and sales were drastically reduced. She had to close her store at an early time for public health and safety reasons. That is why she joined the Reactívate Cartagena program from the Chamber of Commerce. With it, she is taking out her first Kiva loan with the Fundación Santo Domingo to increase her working capital and to buy supplies like grains, rice and more to stock her business. Support her in her business loan.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue.


This loan is special because:

It provides borrowers in micro businesses with affordable loans.

Lina Ramírez, Kiva staff

Lina Ramírez
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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.