A loan helped to increase the working capital of his business and to buy supplies like chicken, meat, sausages, and staple products.


Jesus Manuel's story

Jesus Manuel is a 27-year-old small business owner. He lives in the city of Cartagena de Indias, where he has owned a store as his business for approximately six years. Jesus started this business due to a lack of work opportunities and the desire to provide for his family. He offers his services daily to people around the sector, neighbors, and friends, among others. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, his profits and sales from his business decreased significantly because he had to close his store early for sanitation and health reasons.

He is currently applying for his first Kiva loan with Fundación Santo Domingo to increase the working capital of his business and to buy supplies like chicken, meat, sausages, staple products, and school supplies to sell, in order to increase the number of sales and profits from his business. Support him with his loan for his business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz.


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It provides borrowers in micro businesses with affordable loans.



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