A loan of $2,050 helps to buy bed sheets, beauty products, and garden products.


Maria Margarita's story

Maria is 58-years-old and widowed. She has six children who are now of legal age and she lives with one of her sons in the municipality of Jaramijo. It's a place known for its beautiful beaches but at the same time has been very affected by the urgent situation caused by Covid-19.

Maria is an entrepreneurial woman who works hard to earn a sustainable income to cover the household expenses. Due to difficult situations, she started her own business five years ago selling bed sheets, beauty, and garden products. She did make her sales door-to-door, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic she has not been able to offer her products. She is now going to start selling products online.

She will use this loan to buy bed sheets, beauty, and garden products. Her dream is to grow her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Edwards.


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.