A loan of $1,100 helps to purchase fish and canning tubs.


Nora Rafaela's story

Nora Rafaela and her family live in the city of Puerto López, known for its beautiful beaches and lovely tourist attractions, areas that are now deserted due to the Covid 19 emergency.

She is a woman who looks for a way to earn income and help her spouse to get ahead. Thanks to the loans, she has gotten ahead. She makes a living cleaning fish, then she selects small fish such as pinchaguas [alewife] after cleaning to cure with salt and lemon. She sells them in tubs to merchants from her home. Although she is still working, sales are not like before and the little she does only covers expenses. She hopes to receive the support of a new loan and that things will return to normal.

This credit is to buy fish and canning tubs. She hopes to continue with the help of these loans.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Yarosik.


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.