A loan of $1,100 helps to buy shoes, underwear, bracelets, necklaces, chains, and other jewelry.


Josefa Cristina's story

Josefa Cristina, 44, is married and has two children, ages 13 and 5. Her husband's a driver. They live in Jipijapa, a place that is still very affected by Covid-19, which continues to create many losses.

She's a hardworking woman who, thanks to the loans, manages to earn her income, with which she helps her husband with the household expenses--and more so now because everything is still very difficult for her with the pandemic.

She works selling shoes, underwear, and jewelry. She goes out to sell around the city and sells at home and through social networks. She delivers her garments on credit and collects payment weekly. So she's still hoping for better days despite her fear of getting sick.

This loan is to buy shoes, underwear, bracelets, necklaces, chains, and other jewelry.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall.


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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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.

Loan details



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.