A loan helped to buy merchandise to reactivate her business.


Maribel Del Carmen's story

Maribel is an enterprising 49 year old woman. She lives in the Calderón neighbourhood of the city of Quito with her family.

Maribel has been greatly affected by the pandemic as her business has lost a great part of it's sales. Maribel earns a living selling decorations, gifts, clothing and cosmetics at her house. This business has been the support for her family for eight years since she separated from her husband.

Maribel is requesting a loan so she can buy merchandise to reactivate her business.

Maribel is grateful for your help and support as she will be able to continue to grow economically.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo.


This loan is special because:

It focuses on the poorest one-fifth of the population with no access to financial services.



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