A loan helped to buy perfumes and more cosmetics to sell.


Angela Carmita's story

Angela Carmita and her family live in Portoviejo, which suffered an earthquake on April 16, 2016 and has now been struck by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is a city rich in the production of vegetables, legumes, and tropical fruits for national consumption.

Angela supports herself selling products from catalogs such as Yanbal, Belcorp, Ibel, Cyzone, and Esika. She sells beauty products, cosmetics, perfumes and women's accessories. She sells as a street vendor to family, friends and neighbors. She collects payment weekly.

During this worldwide crisis she has experienced financial difficulties. Some of her customers couldn't pay because they lost their jobs, and others died.

This loan is to buy perfumes and more cosmetics. Angela's dream is to have a store in her house, and that her family enjoy very good health.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laurie Hiller.


This loan is special because:

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



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