A loan of $2,175 helps to purchase products such as rice, sugar, oil, etc.


Carmen Maria's story

Carmen Maria and her family live in the city of Portoviejo, a place of honest and hardworking people who are still suffering from the effects of COVID-19 which has affected them greatly.

She is a woman who, with her spouse, works day by day to get their family ahead. Despite the situation continuing to be very difficult due to the pandemic, they get ahead and this is thanks to the loans which allow them to finance a grocery store they have in their house. There, they sell a great variety of staple products, vegetables, meat, jugs of water, and other products, with which they can satisfy their customers' needs.

This loan is to purchase products such as rice, sugar, oil, etc.

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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.