A loan of $1,100 helps to purchase food to make the snacks.


María Janeth's story

María Janeth is married and has 2 children who are minors. The whole family lives in the beautiful city of Portoviejo, where the residents are enterprising and very hard-working people. They work in sales, agriculture, and raising animals.

For some years, María Janeth has worked selling previously ordered beauty products of all sorts, such as perfumes, creams, lipstick, etc. Her spouse has worked as a mechanic for some years. Both contribute to paying the family's expenses.

During the quarantine, neither was able to work, but with determination and creativity they worked making savory and sweet snacks that they delivered door to door to the customers who asked for them. They always take the respective measures to prevent the spread of the deadly virus, since neighbors in the sector were infected and some of their friends died.

With the money from the foundation's loan, María Janeth will invest in the purchase of food to make the snacks.

María Janeth's dream is to have the health to continue working in their new undertaking and that her children continue studying and become professionals.

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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.

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Patrick Flynn
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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.

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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.