A loan helped to buy products for her business like underwear, cosmetics, among other items.


Shirley Rosa's story

Shirley Rosa is 50 years old. She is married and, from this relationship, she has two children. One of them is grown up, while the second is 12 years old and studies in school. Her husband is a fisherman.

They live in Jaramijo, a popular touristic city with a lovely fishing harbor, where most of its inhabitants work in the fishing industry. This city was greatly affected by the health crisis caused by COVID-19.

She is very responsible and hard-working and she likes to earn her own income to support her husband with the expenses of the household. For the past four years she has worked selling products from catalogs, like cosmetics, clothes, footwear, household products. She carries out this activity selling door-to-door, getting paid in cash or on credit, and collecting every week or fifteen days.

Due to the pandemic she was forced to stay at home without being able to work. This affected her financial situation. With this loan she hopes to strengthen her business and to improve her income.

She will use this loan to buy products for her business like underwear, cosmetics, among others. Her dream is that her business grow and that her children become professionals.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matteo Modelli.


This loan is special because:

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



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