A loan helped to buy food goods, drinks and cleaning products amongst others.


Carmen Maricela's story

Carmen Maricela is 35 years old. She is married and has three children. Her husband is a fisherman. They live in Jaramijo which is a beautiful place. It's inhabitants are very humble and hard-working who earn their livings in commerce.

Carmen Maricela is a women who strives to make an honest living with a grocery store at her house that she opened six years ago. But since the pandemic started her business has been affected as her sales have diminished and the customers who frequently visited her shop are not coming for fear of getting sick. But despite the situation she continues to strive so her business doesn't decline and she can continue to move forward.

This loan will be invested in new products like food goods, drinks and cleaning products amongst others in order to reactivate her business. Her dream is for her business to continue to grow.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo.


This loan is special because:

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



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