A loan of $1,100 helps to invest in beverages, fried plantain snacks, and other items.


Santa Margarita's story

Santa Margarita and her family live in the town of Jaramijo, a place where the inhabitants are known as hard workers who are dedicated to the fishing industry. Sadly the area has been deeply affected by COVID-19. Santa is a woman who fights every day to meet household expenses. For that reason several years ago she decided to begin a business selling ice cream, sodas, water, snacks, and other items. However, since the pandemic of COVID-19 began, her business has been affected since her sales have diminished and her customers that used to frequently visit the business now no longer go out for fear of contagion. Despite the situation, Santa continues working hard so that her business will not collapse and so that she can continue to move forward.

This loan will be used to invest in beverages, snacks, and other items. Her dream is that her business would continue to grow.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Debra McMahon.


This loan is special because:

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

Patrick Flynn, Kiva staff

Patrick Flynn
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.