A loan helped to buy supplies.


Maritza Magdalena's story

Maritza, age 38, is married and has a seven year old son. Her husband is a merchant. They live in Manta, an enchanting city where its inhabitants are people with very good hearts who work honorably every day in order to get their families ahead.

Maritza is a woman who, facing the adversities that are now occurring, gets ahead for the well-being of her family. That is why, 12 years ago, she undertook her business of selling fast food like empanadas, corviches, lampreados, juices, and other items. She made her sales at home, but due to the health measure imposed by the government and the fear of contagion, she had to close her business for a time until things calmed down a little.

That is why she is now requesting this loan in order to reactivate her business. In spite of this, it has been very hard for her because her sales are not like before. She continues on because this is how she knows to make a living.

This loan is to buy supplies to make the fast food. Her dreams are for everything to return to normal and for her business to grow again.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish.


This loan is special because:

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



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