A loan of $450 helps to buy new flavors syrups, condensed milk, cups, drinking straws, and other items.


Dionicio Ecuador's story

Dionicio Ecuador and his family live in the canton of Jaramijo, a lovely area known for its beautiful beaches, that was heavily affected by the sanitary emergency caused by the Covid19 pandemic.

Dionicio works hard to support his family financially and cover the household expenses. Despite the difficult situation he does not give up, which is why he makes an effort to continue with his business selling traditional snow cones.

Unfortunately since the start of the pandemic he has not been able to sell and had to close his business for 3 months to prevent the spread of the disease. This is why he requested the loan to reactivate his business and continue earning a living.

He will invest this loan in buying new flavors syrups, condensed milk, cups, drinking straws, and other items. His dream is to continue growing his business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Liliana S.


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.