A loan of $575 helps to purchase chairs, cooking utensils, and groceries to make the food.


Carlos Alejandro's story

Carlos Alejandro is 30 years old, single, and has a 5-year-old child. They live in a relative's house in the city of Portoviejo, a place of honest and hardworking people who, thanks to their labor, get ahead.

He is a man who seeks the way to earn a living for the good of his family and himself. He is fixing up a retail space in his house, there he and his sister expect to install a retail space to sell food in a modality known as dolarazo, which is that for one dollar, the customers can serve themselves the dishes that they will offer. He hopes that, with this loan, he will be able to purchase what he still lacks and to begin his business, with which he hopes to earn a living.

This loan is to purchase chairs, cooking utensils, and groceries to make the food.

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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.