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: $750

Santos Tiburcia

, , El Salvador / Arts

Santos Tiburcia's loan finished fundraising, but these other borrowers need your support


A loan helped to buy tule reeds at wholesale to stock up on inventory and thus maintain production of sleeping mats.


Santos Tiburcia's story

Sontos is single and currently lives with a daughter who is her dependent. Her other child stopped living with her a few months ago. Santos is dedicated to making and selling sleeping mats, a job she learned from her father. She has worked on her own for 20 years.

The loan that she is requesting will be used to buy tule reeds at wholesale to stock up on inventory. With it, she will maintain her production of sleeping mats. The investment will be very helpful in order to have the availability of raw material and finished product. She will thus meet her customers' orders and will have the opportunity to earn more income.

Her aspirations are to expand her business and increase her income since her goal is to improve her and her family's quality of life.