A loan helped to buy traditional sandwich cookies and sweetmeats, shortbread cookies, meringues, and more.


Joandry Orlando's story

Joandry is 27 years of age, single with an 8-year-old son; he lives with his parents in Manta, a prosperous city visited by many tourists who enjoy its marvellous beaches.

Joandry is an entrepreneurial young man who makes a daily effort to support his parents with household expenses, which is why for five years he has worked selling artisanal sweets like alfajores (a type of cookie sandwiched with caramel), shortbread cookies, huevos mollos (a type of sweetmeat made with egg yolks and condensed milk), and more. He made his sales through various areas of the city, but since the COVID-19 pandemic his business has deteriorated due to issues relating to biosecurity, and his income diminished drastically. Because of this, he is now requesting a new loan with the aim of reactivating his business.

He will invest this loan in the purchase of alfajores, huevos mollos, shortbread cookies, meringues, and more. His dream is to continue working to give his son the best. In this photo the young man appears reclined since he had a problem with his spinal column which prevented him from standing or sitting.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Violeta.


This loan is special because:

It helps borrowers withstand negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.



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