A loan helped to stock her small store with products such as rice, cookies, snacks, etc.


Denisse Gabriela's story

Denisse Gabriela is in a common-law marriage, has 3 children who are minors, and her spouse is a laborer. They live in Sequita de Montecristi, a canton known for the famous "Panama" hats which are appreciated within the country and abroad. Its residents also work in agriculture and raising animals.

At her house, Denisse Gabriela has a small grocery store where she sells all sorts of meat, dairy products, detergents, deodorants, noodles, etc. She also sells a variety of clothing and shoes. She sells these by making rounds from house to house and leaves them on credit with weekly collections. She raises chickens to sell them to merchants and to neighbors who come to buy.

During this global crisis, she has had financial difficulties. Her customers are unable to pay her because they have been unemployed and others died. 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.

This loan is to stock her small store with products such as rice, cookies, snacks, etc. Her dream is that her family is very healthy 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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