A loan helped to buy green bananas, plantains, cheese, pumpkin, yuca, iron bars, soldering, and a disc blade.


Michael Jose's story

Michael Jose is an enterprising 34-year-old entrepreneur who lives in the city of Barranquilla. He has over ten years' experience selling fruit, cheese, and ironworks. His business was born out of the need to generate income to help him cover his household expenses.

He started out selling fruit and cheese to his neighbors. In order to improve and offer better service, he fixed up a small space in his home, which is where he currently operates.

He alternates this with ironworking: grates for homes, windows, gates, and artwork. His customers are neighbors, family members, friends, acquaintances, referrals, contacts, and loyal customers.

His work declined because of biosafety issues and government restrictions due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, to such an extent that his cashflow decreased drastically. Nonetheless, he is in the process of reactivating his operations, to continue to offer his customers quality products and services.

This is why he requested his first Kiva loan with Fundación Santo Domingo, with the goal of investing it in the purchase of green bananas, plantains, cheese, squash, yuca, iron bars, solder, a blade disc, etc. Give him a hand with his business loan!

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kristin Fisher.


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It provides borrowers in micro businesses with affordable loans.



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