A loan of $1,100 helps to buy pants, blouses, t-shirts, jeans, shorts, etc.


Rosa Bartola's story

Rosa Bartola is in a relationship and has eight adult children; two of them attend university. Her partner is a driver and master bricklayer. They live in Portoviejo which was affected by the earthquake of April 16, 2016 and now by the Covid-19 pandemic. The city is rich in production of vegetables, legumes and tropical fruits for internal consumption.

Rosa is a merchant and sells a variety of women's, men's and children's clothing. She travels to different places to see the clothing that will get her the best income. She sells door-to-door to relatives, friends and neighbors and also from home where customers visit her. She sells on credit and collects every eight days.

At first the health crisis had a very bad affect on her sales but now, little by little, business is reactivating and she can continue to earn an income.

With this new loan she will buy pants, blouses, t-shirts, jeans, shorts, etc. Her dream is for her family to be very healthy and for her business to continue growing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess.


This loan is special because:

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

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.