A loan of $675 helps to buy clothes, perfume, plastic products, and everything that she sells.


Ángela Palmira's story

Ángela Palmira is married and has four adult children. Her husband is a merchant. They live in the city of Machalilla, a place with beautiful beaches that are now deserted due to the emergency caused by Covid 19.

She is a tenacious woman who, in spite of her advanced age, together with her husband struggles to ahead. In spite of the fear of getting ill, they know that only by working do they manage to earn a living.

They sell clothes, plastic products, perfume, and other items. She has a place at her house, which she is only opening during the allowable hours. Even though the fear of getting ill is great, she does it for the good of her family.

This loan is to buy clothes, perfume, plastic products, and everything that she sells.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish.


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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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.

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.