A loan helped to buy [products to fill] orders for towels, sheets, tomatoes, cucumbers, lemons, onions, etc.


Jose Orley's story

Jose Orley is 42 years old. He is a single father, with a 10-year-old son who goes to school. He lives in his mother's house. He has a visual disability; he is blind. He lives in the family home. They live in the place called La Pila. His family makes clay figures, especially pre-hispanic, and other products that they export to various countries of the world. They are located at the side of the highway to sell [their products]. Now the majority of the residents have been affected by COVID-19.

Jose Orley is a worker in spite of his disability. He goes out to work every day. He sells various clothing, sheets, towels, tablecloths, and vegetables, which he sells going through the sector on a bicycle. He indicates that in spite of his visual difficulty, he is guided by the sound and that he is accustomed [to doing it]. The people of the community appreciate him and are always waiting for him.

At the beginning [of the pandemic], the social isolation left him without work because of the fear of infection, but now he is following the biosecurity protocols.

This loan is to buy [products to fill] orders for towels, sheets, tomatoes, cucumbers, lemons, onions, etc.

His dreams are to have his own shop to continue with his sales and for his family to have good health.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry.


This loan is special because:

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



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