A loan helped to increase working capital in the business and to purchase supplies such as metal and iron and to pay his providers.


Oscar Arcadio's story

Oscar Arcadio is a 36-year-old microentrepreneur and a resident of the city of Barranquilla, a place where he lives with his spouse and child and where, in addition, he has a business making and transforming metals.

Oscar began this business approximately 15 years ago, thanks to his father who worked at this and from whom he learned everything related to the business. The gentleman offers his services daily to companies near the sector, where he has earned a good name in the sector as a responsible and hard-working person. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he had to suspend his activities for national government mandates and health reasons.

Currently, he is applying for his first Kiva loan, with Fundación Santo Domingo thanks to the Barranquilla Responde plan to be able to increase working capital in the business and to purchase supplies such as metal and iron and to pay his providers in order to increase his sales volume and profits. support him in his business loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris.


This loan is special because:

It provides loans to entrepreneurs with no credit history in Colombia.



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