A loan helped to invest in grocery items.


Angela Martina's story

Angela is 50 years old. She is married and has 2 grown children. Her husband is a farmer. They live in a relative's house in Manta, a beautiful place whose people are very humble and hardworking.

Angela is very humble woman who, despite the difficult situation she is going through, is still striving honorably to generate income. That is why she decided to open a business in her house a year ago. She sells fast food like empanadas, corviches, kebobs, and other food. But since the quarantine started, she has been affected because her sales went down when the customers who used to frequently got to her business didn't go anymore for fear of catching the disease. That is why she is asking for this new loan so that she can reactivate her business.

She will invest this loan in buying grocery items to make her fast food. Her dream is to have a locale and for her business to prosper.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue.


This loan is special because:

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



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