A loan of $700 helps to buy furniture and equipment for her aesthetics salon.


Yvana Patricia's story

Yvana is an enterprising woman who is 21 years old. She lives in the city of Esmeraldas with her partner and her six-month-old daughter.

Yvana works independently by administering aesthetics treatments. She wants to advertise her skills as an aesthetician and create jobs, so she is requesting a Kiva loan in order to grow her business. Yvana will buy equipment and furniture that she needs to open her own shop.

She is very happy to have the support from Kiva so that she can develop her business and promote her personal growth.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica.


This loan is special because:

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

Patrick Flynn, Kiva staff

Patrick Flynn
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.