A loan of $925 helps to continue supplying her store with bows, lipstick, imitation jewelry, pay for basic services, etc.


Angela Mercedes's story

Angela Mercedes and her family live in Portoviejo, a city affected by the April 16, 2016 earthquake and now the Covid-19 pandemic. The city is rich in the production of vegetables, legumes, and tropical fruits for internal consumption.

Angela Mercedes has a store in her house where she sells cosmetics, imitation jewelry, makeup, clocks, arrangements for various occasions that clients ask for. Also, she and her family have a farm where they sow and harvest cacao, lemons, etc.

In the beginning, the health crisis had her in a very bad spot because she wasn't able to sell, but now little by little she is reopening to be able to continue to generate her income. This loan is to continue supplying the store with bows, lipstick, imitation jewelry, pay for basic services, etc.

Her dream is that her family is very healthy and that her business continues growing.

Translated from Spanish.


This loan is special because:

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

Patrick Flynn, Kiva staff

Patrick Flynn
Kiva staff



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*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.