A loan of $2,175 helps to buy fish and plastic tubs.


Martha Isabel's story

Martha Isabel lives with her family in the city of Puerto López, a place with beautiful beaches and tourist attractions. These places are now deserted because of the Covid-19 health emergency.

Martha Isabel is a hardworking woman who is seeking a way to earn her own income so that she can help her family to get ahead. Thanks to these loans, she is continuing forward with her business cleaning and selling fish. She buys small fish to later clean and dry with salt and lemon. Later on, she sells tubs of them to merchants. This is how she earns a living. However, because of the current situation, her business is struggling, and she has not been able pay as she always used to do. She hopes that you will help her with a new loan so that she can continue to earn a living. Martha Isabel will use this loan to buy fish and tubs. She hopes to continue to receive the help of these loans.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar.


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.