Myrian's ambition is to give her children the very best

We at Kiva have a lot to be thankful for this year – but most of all, we want to thank you for all you do to make spirits bright around the world every day.

Thank you for creating opportunity for entrepreneurs who might not otherwise be able to pursue their dreams and improve their lives. And thank you for being a beacon of compassion in a sometimes overwhelming world, proving again and again the generosity of the human spirit.

Please enjoy the story of Myrian, an artisan and passionate mother from Paraguay, as she reflects on her own gratitude for the Kiva community.


About the author

Ryan Little

Ryan grew up in San Rafael, California. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies and a Minor in Global Peace and Security. Ryan has traveled to over 30 countries around the world including Liberia, where he filmed his second short documentary film Eco Snapshot: Liberia. In combination with making social and environmental documentary films, Ryan founded a freelance video production company making various videos for companies throughout the Bay Area. Ryan has had a passion for Kiva ever since his wife Karen was selected to be a Kiva Fellow at the end of 2009.