A loan helped to stock her store by buying the basic necessities (rice, sugar, jugs of water and ice cream, among others).


Maria Monserrate's story

Maria Monserrate is 52 years old, she is a widow and she has 8 older children and they are independent. She lives in Puerto Cayo, a port visited by many tourists who like to enjoy its wonderful beach and delicious cuisine, it has been impacted by the health emergency caused by Covid 19.

Maria Monserrate is a strong woman who, despite the difficult situations she has had to go through, has managed to get ahead with her children. For seven years Maria Monserrate has had a grocery store where she sells all the basic necessities and also sells snacks and chicken by the pound. During the pandemic she closed her business due to the vulnerability of her business and for fear of contagion. Now with the loan from the foundation, she wants to reopen her business and attend to it with all precautionary measures.

This loan will be used to stock her store with basic necessity products (rice, sugar, jugs of water and ice cream, among others). Maria Monserrate's dream is to expand her store.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Martinez-Piszko.


This loan is special because:

It helps borrowers withstand negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.



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