A loan helped to purchase jugs of water.

Nelly Maria's story

Nelly Maria is 39 years old, in a common-law marriage, and has 4 children, ages 18, 16, 8, and 2, who go to secondary and primary school. Her spouse is a day laborer.
They live in the city of Bahía, which was affected by the earthquake of April 16, 2016 and currently is rebuilding its infrastructure and businesses and strengthening tourism. There is a health resort, lovely beaches, and one can do all the water sports.

At her house, Nelly Maria has a space where she sells jugs of purified water. She sells these every day. Her children make home deliveries on a tricycle. At first the health crisis was very bad for her since she was unable to sell but now, little by little, she is reactivating it so to be able to continue generating her income. In her family, they all got sick from COVID-19 but are now recovering gradually.

With this new loan, she will purchase jugs of water. Her dream is to have a grocery store in the future and that her business continues growing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris.

This loan is special because:

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

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