A loan of $1,475 helps to buy corn and milk and to pay various utilities and other expenses.


Lina Elizabeth's story

Lina Elizabeth and her family live in Portoviejo, a city that was affected by an earthquake on April 16, 2016, and now by the COVID-19 pandemic. This city is rich in its production of vegetables, legumes, and tropical fruits for domestic consumption.

Prior to the pandemic, Lina Elizabeth sold Avon catalog products. She now prepares and sells milk custard and corn pudding, which are very popular desserts in Manabí Province. These dishes are made with corn, milk, and spices and she sells them in disposable containers. The health crisis was very bad at first since she was not able to sell, but she is now gradually restarting her business so that she can continue generating income.

This loan will be used to buy corn and milk and to pay various utilities and other expenses. Her dream is to have a shop where she can make custards and artisanal sweets. She also wants her family to remain healthy.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica.


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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*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.