A loan helped to buy small appliances and ingredients.


María Elena's story

Maria is an entrepreneurial woman, she is 39 years old, lives in the city of Esmeraldas and has two children and two grandchildren. Her youngest son is 9 years old and is in school.
Maria has an entrepreneurship selling food, sweets and snacks informally. She wants to grow her business by buying small appliances and invest in ingredients to improve her products and services. This is why she has come to KIVA for a loan.
Maria is very grateful for the help given by KIVA to improve her business and the quality of life it brings to her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofia Burt.


This loan is special because:

It focuses on the poorest one-fifth of the population with no access to financial services.



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