A loan of $1,525 helps to buy coal.


Carlos Alfredo's story

Carlos Alfredo is 18 years old, single, and lives with his parents in the canton of Pajan, where people make a living by working the land and through commercial activities, and that has been heavily affected by the health emergency caused by Covid19.

He is a hardworking young man who looks for ways to earn a living so he can help his parents, especially at their age and now that they are at risks because of the virus. His job is how they get ahead.

He makes a living selling coal. He has a small shop where he distributes the product, wholesale or retail. Many people come to his small shop, including eatery owners, who want to buy coal to be used for cooking.

This loan is to buy coal and continue working.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Liliana S.


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.