A loan of $1,425 helps to buy fruits, legumes and vegetables.


Maria Alicia's story

Maria Alicia and her family live in Portoviejo, a city affected by the April 16, 2016 earthquake and now the Covid-19 pandemic. The city is rich in the production of vegetables, legumes and tropical fruits for internal consumption.
Maria Alicia works selling fruits and vegetables. She has a stand where everyday she sells her products such as mangos, oranges, watermelon, pineapple, pigeon peas, potatoes, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, etc. She sells these items from Monday to Friday and on Saturday and Sunday she puts up a tent in Rocafuerta as she is able to sell a bit more there.
At the beginning, the lockdown left her without work due to fear of getting the virus, but currently she is following the bio safety guidelines.
This loan is to buy fruits, legumes and vegetables.
Her dreams are to have her own store where she can continue selling and that her family will have good health.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catherine Dyck.


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.