A loan helped to buy drums of purified water and cylinders of gas.


Angel Fernando's story

Angel Fernando, age 46, is in a common law relationship. At present, he does not have children. His partner is a merchant selling various products. They live in Portoviejo, a city affected by the April 16, 2016 earthquake and now by the Covid-19 pandemic. The city is rich in production of vegetables, legumes, and tropical fruit for domestic consumption.

Angel Fernando takes advantage of having a vehicle, and sells drums of purified water and cylinders of gas. He makes various trips through areas of the city, and when a client requests products, he personally delivers to houses. He works every day, above all per orders. Social isolation at first left him without work due to fear of contagion, but now he is following bio-security protocols. At home, his partner helps with sales.

This loan is to buy drums of purified water and cylinders of gas. His dream is that his family will have good health and that his business will continue growing.

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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.



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