A loan of $775 helps to buy towels, sheets, stockings, and footwear.


Karen Jamileth's story

Karen is a 22-year-old young woman. She's a single mother now and has two children, ages 4 and 2. They live in Manta, a city that has been very affected by Covid-19.

Karen's a persevering woman who likes to work for her well-being and to get ahead with her children every day. That's why she has worked for more than three years selling sheets, towels, stockings, and footwear. She sells door-to-door and to known customers, leaving her merchandise on credit and collecting payment every two weeks.

Her sales have declined during this pandemic, but she's not losing hope that her sales will improve because they're starting up again little by little.

She's going to invest the loan in a purchase of towels, sheets, stockings, and footwear.

Her dream is to have a store and for her business to prosper.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall.


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.