A loan helped to purchase products to stock her store.


Dioselina Germania's story

Dioselina Germania, 50, is separated, and she has an 11-year-old daughter. They live in Machalilla, a city with beautiful beaches and attractions visited by many tourists. Unfortunately, these beaches are now deserted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dioselina is a hardworking woman who, despite how hard the situation is, draws strength to get ahead with her daughter, to whom she is both mother and father. She has a grocery store in her home, where she sells a wide variety of staple goods. The health crisis is very hard for her. At first, she couldn’t sell, but later she was able to open her shop and sell and thus support herself. Although she is afraid of getting sick, she does it anyway because this is how she manages to make her living for herself and her daughter.

She will use this loan to purchase products to stock her store.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz.


This loan is special because:

It helps borrowers withstand negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.



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