A loan of $575 helps to purchase flour, salt, butter, and sugar.


Carla Andreina's story

Carla Andreina and her family live in the parish of Noboa, a place of hard-working people who work in the rural tasks and a place greatly affected by the effects of COVID-19 on its economy and the loss of lives.

She is a very hardworking woman who, with her spouse, does what is needed to get ahead and, although it is difficult, they get ahead with their business. Previously, she worked selling clothing but now they have a bakery in their home. There, they sell sweet breads, salt, muffins, and other delicacies which they make with a lot of love for their customers.

At the beginning of the pandemic, they were unable to sell and for several days closed their retail space. After some days, they began to sell and, so, she keeps hoping that things will continue improving. As to her business selling merchandise, she had to quit it since she sold very little.

This loan is to purchase flour, salt, butter, sugar, and other materials to make the bread.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris.


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.