A loan helped to buy sheets.


Mariana Marina's story

Mariana Marina and her family live in Manta, a place known for its beautiful beaches which line the coast. Most of its inhabitants are seafarers and very hard-working.

Mariana Marina is a very humble and hard-working woman. The loans she receives allow her to get an income and help her husband with household costs. With this new loan, Mariana Marina wants to start selling sheets, because her previous business was not profitable and she was suffering a financial loss. This is why she decided to invest in sheets, selling them on credit and collecting payment on a weekly basis.

This loan will be used to buy sheets. Mariana Marina's dream is to keep working and making a living.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Vivien Dunn.


This loan is special because:

It is accompanied by useful, real-life business training.


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