A loan helped to buy tagua [palm nut].


Johanna Elizabeth's story

Johanna Elizabeth, age 24, is the single mother of one minor child. They live in the Montecristi cantón, a place that remains very affected by Covid 19.

She is a hardworking woman who seeks the means to earn income in order to give her child the best, because she is both mother and father. She works making buttons from tagua. She has a "torno" (a machine to cut tagua) with which she makes the buttons in a raw form. She delivers the product to merchants in Manta, to be sent abroad.

She will use this loan to buy tagua.

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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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