A loan of $1,325 helps to pay utilities, suppliers, taxes and fees.


Leonardo's story

Leonardo is an entrepreneur who lives in Barranquilla. Two years and nine months ago, he formed his own company to sell hardware and construction supplies. He sells construction materials such as cement, sand, bricks, hardware, paint, glass products, and equipment, among other things, at wholesale.

Currently the company has three employees, generating employment and income for these families. Leonardo’s customers are businesses and individuals.

As a result of the Covid 19 pandemic, they had to close temporarily due to federal government directives, so cash flow diminished. They are in the process of starting up again in accordance with all relevant biosafety protocols.

For this reason, Leonardo joined the Barranquilla Responds Program led by the Chamber of Commerce to apply for his first loan from Kiva and the Santo Domingo Foundation. The company will use the proceeds to pay its utilities, suppliers, taxes and fees.

Please support Leonardo in his loan.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Nicole Efros.


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.