A loan of $1,300 helps to purchase seafood.


Evangelina's story

Evangelina is divorced and lives with her daughter in Portoviejo. The locals work in sales and are friendly and hard-working people. During the quarantine mandated by the government due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of her neighbors got sick from the virus and many of her acquaintances in the sector died.

Evangelina is a very hard-working woman. For 20 years, she has worked as a travelling salesperson selling items such as sheets, blouses, bedspreads. She has gotten ahead with her work since she separated from her spouse. Her daughter has always helped her.

During the quarantine, it was difficult to continue selling the merchandise. With great initiative, they began a new business, in which she worked selling seafood. They delivered orders door to door, with the protective measures to prevent illness.

With the money from the foundation's loan, she will invest in the purchase of seafood. She has new customers who request the product.

Evangelina's dream is to be healthy to continue working in her new business and that her daughter gets ahead.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris.


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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*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.