A loan helped to buy stationery goods, gifts, knickknacks, and office equipment to sell.


Marcel Antonio's story

Marcel Antonio is a 49-year-old small entrepreneur who lives with his wife in the city of Cartagena. He started his business because he needed to generate income for his family. Motivated by his desire to get ahead, Marcel established a variety store in his home where he sells stationery, gifts, knickknacks, cosmetics, and toys. In addition, he provides Internet and photocopying services. His business is in a strategic location where many people and vehicles pass by. His main customers are neighbors, friends, referrals, and passersby through the area. Marcel strives each day to offer an excellent quality of service to his customers. For this reason, he wants to expand the range of products that he offers.

His sales were affected by the pandemic, but now that economic activity is restarting, he hopes to execute his investment plan. Marcel is currently applying for a Kiva loan, his first form of financing through Fundación Santo Domingo. He will invest in the purchase of stationery goods, gifts, knickknacks, and office equipment. His goal is to build a loyal customer base by offering a wide variety of merchandise at competitive prices. Please support his loan so that he can be a success.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica.


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It provides borrowers in micro businesses with affordable loans.



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