A loan helped to buy chickens to raise and sell.


Merice Charo's story

Merice is 49 years old and lives in San Javier, a small town located in Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador. This area is dedicated to agriculture and the breeding of small animals.

Merice lives with her two grown daughters. She is separated from her husband, so she is the main breadwinner of her family. Merice works in agriculture and has a plot of land on which she has planted cacao.

She is requesting a new loan in order to raise chickens, a business in which she already has experience. Merice is very grateful for the help Kiva has provided since she lives in an area where this type of assistance is scarce.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica.


This loan is special because:

It finances farmers' secondary income generating business.



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