A loan helped her to buy orders of lingerie, make up, perfumes, among other products.


Marlene Beatriz's story

Marlene Beatriz and her family live in Portoviejo, a city affected by the earthquake of April 16, 2016, and now with the Covid-19 pandemic. The city is rich in the production of vegetables and tropical fruits for domestic consumption.
At home, Marlene Beatriz offers catalog products of Avon, Yanbal and Belcorp (lbel, cyzone, esika) (beauty products, cosmetics, perfumes, women accessories), Leonisa (women's lingerie, corsets, bathing suits and men's underwear).
She works three days a week, two to three hours a day. She leaves her products on a loan basis and gets paid every week. Some of her customers during the pandemic have not been able to pay their debts due to personal reasons. Even when they are making small payments, she needs to pay for the new orders of her customers.
This loan is to buy orders of lingerie, make up, perfumes, among other products that her customers have requested. Her dream is for her family to be very healthy and to travel to many places.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Mueller.


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



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