A loan of $575 helps to buy shrimp, freshwater crabs, saltwater crabs, and fish.


Antonio Alejandro's story

Antonio Alejandro is 26 years old, is in a common-law marriage, and has a five-year-old child who attends school. His wife is the owner of a grocery store. They live in the San Agustín area on the km 20 route to Bahía de Caráquez, where the residents earn a living by selling shrimp, freshwater crabs and saltwater crabs; harvesting bananas, corn, and vegetables among other items; and with livestock by raising poultry and pigs.

Antonio Alejandro earns a living by selling seafood, which he buys from the nearby shrimp farms. He buys freshwater crabs, saltwater crabs, and a variety of small fish by the pound. He sells this seafood in different cities and from home where has has fresh products. He works three or four times a week, traveling through different cities.

The only one who got sick with covid-19 was his wife and she is now recovered. The social isolation at the beginning had him without work due to fear of contagion and the various restrictions that prevented him from going out to sell. But he is currently working with biosafety protocols.

This loan is for buying shrimp, freshwater crabs, saltwater crabs, and fish. His dream is to have a seafood shop to continue selling seafood, and for his family to have good health.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Sawyer.


This loan is special because:

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

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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.