Love making a difference with Kiva? Your donations keep us running.

Thank you for the impact you’ve made this year! Together we’ve funded more than 170,000 loans and raised more than $120 million for financially excluded people around the world. It costs us more than $3 to facilitate each $25 loan, and we rely on optional donations from individuals like you to cover our costs.

Other amount

100%

funded

Total loan: $1,100

Carmen Cesibel

Manta, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Agriculture

Carmen Cesibel's loan finished fundraising, but these other borrowers need your support


A loan helped to purchase more chickens, and vitamins for them.


Carmen Cesibel's story

Carmen Cesibel and her family live in the city of Manta, known for its lovely beaches which are visited by many, all year round, and for being a city with unequaled beauty with many tourist attractions.

Carmen characterizes herself as being a very cheerful, friendly, and also very hard-working woman who, thanks to the loans she receives, is able to continue with her business selling encebollados [stews] in her house and with her business raising chickens. With this new loan, Carmen has as a goal continuing to expand her business so to be able to have more profits.

She will use this loan to stock up on provisions and to purchase more chickens, and vitamins. Her dream is that her business continues growing gradually.