A loan of $1,700 helps to buy eggs.


Maria Magdalena's story

Maria Magdalena is 49 years old, is married, and has 3 children--all of whom are adults and independent. Her husband sells eggs, and they live in their own house. The live in Portoviejo. The city was affected by an earthquake on April 16, 2016 and now is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The city is rich in production of vegetables, legumes, and fruit for domestic consumption.

Maria Magdalena and her husband have a warehouse where they collect eggs. They buy from several poultry farmers and then sell them to distribute the products in the city markets. She works every day, starting very early in the morning going to poultry farms to get fresh eggs to the warehouse to then make delivered to their customers. The warehouse is in their house.

The social isolation at first had her not working due to fear of getting sick and because of restrictions from leaving their house. But now she is following health and safety protocols while working.

This loan is to buy eggs wholesale so that she can then earn a good income. Her dream is to have a truck to make deliveries to several ares and for her family to be very healthy.

Translated from Spanish.


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.

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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.