A loan helped to purchase materials and rent a retail space.


Alicia Carolina's story

Alicia is an enterprising woman, 28 years old, who lives in the city of Esmeraldas with her mother, her 11-year-old sibling, and her 1-year-old child.

Alicia has a business in which she makes items to decorate parties; she makes piñatas and general decorations. She seeks to improve her business and the quality of her products, and so to increase the demand for her items. For this reason, she asks for a Kiva loan, to grow her business by establishing a retail space where she will create more jobs.

Alicia is very grateful for the help with Kiva offers her to open a retail space for her business which will bring her to improve her family's quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris.


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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