A loan helped to buy materials needed to make her sweets.


Maria Monserrate's story

Maria Monserrate and her family live in the Montecristi Canton, the home of the famous toquilla straw hats. This place has been greatly affected by the effects of Covid 19.

She is a very hard-working woman, who together with her husband, is struggling to get ahead. Despite their advanced age, they are facing this difficult situation from the pandemic in the best possible way. She has done this, thanks to the loans that allow her to finance her business.

Maria Monserrate makes and sells artisan sweets. She sells at home or delivers to merchants. This pandemic has been very difficult for her because her sales dropped a lot and her husband did not have jobs either. Now things have improved a little.

This loan is to buy materials needed to make her sweets.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gary Coles.


This loan is special because:

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



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