A loan helped to buy fabric, thread, and other sewing materials.


Martina Fatima's story

Martina Fatima is a widow. She has three adult children. They live in the Jipijapa canton, known as the "Sultana del Cafe" for its coffee-growing tradition. The area has been very affected by Covid 19.

She is a very hard-working woman who doe not let herself be defeated, and seeks the means to earn a living. She has a small shop and sewing business in her house. Before the pandemic, she sold clothing, shoes, costume jewelry, and many other products. At the same time, she made clothing if her clients requested items. Since the emergency began, she had to close the shop, and she began to sell via social networks. She also began to make masks and special clothing; these have sold very well and enabled her to get ahead.

This loan is to by fabric, thread, and other sewing materials.

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer joann stephan.


This loan is special because:

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



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details