A loan of $2,175 helps to buy fish, shrimp, squid and other seafood to sell.


María Elizabeth's story

Maria Elizabeth is single and lives with her parents in the city of Machalilla, a place with beautiful beaches which are now deserted due to the emergency caused by covid 19.

She is a very hardworking woman who does everything necessary to make a living and with her income help her parents who do not have a lot. Before, she used to sell spare parts and she now sells seafood.

At the beginning, for her the health emergency was very difficult as she could not deliver her seafood. Now she is able to travel and she can maintain her business and although she is scared, she knows that she can only support herself by working.

This loan is to buy fish, shrimp, squid and other seafood to sell.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Erica McLay.


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.