A loan of $1,000 helps to buy pants, t-shirts, blouses, and other clothing.


Francia Carmen's story

Francia Carmen and her family live in Puerto López, a place with beautiful beaches that are very popular with tourists; now, though, the beaches have few visitors due to the COVID-19 emergency.

She is a determined woman who seeks the means to earn a living, and so to get through the difficult reality of the pandemic. It is thanks to the loans that she is managing this.

She works selling clothing from catalogs. She sells in her house and goes out to sell in the city in her free time. She sells on credit and collects every eight days. Thus, despite her fear of becoming ill, she manages to earn a living.

This loan is to buy pants, t-shirts, blouses, and other clothing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer joann stephan.


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.