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



Total loan: $1,200


Wewak, East Sepik Province, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea / Food

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

A loan helped to increase her table market stock.

Philomena's story

Philomena a widow and mother of three children, all of whom are attending primary school. She’s a teacher by profession. She resides at her village which is in an island. It takes 1 hour on boat from the island to main town.

She started her business from fish market and table market sales business. Philomena is hardworking and business minded, dedicated and loya. Her family supports her to buy and sell at the village.

The main aim is to increase savings to build a business and looking for something big in the future. She has good reputation within her community.

She has family who can build house and is supportive in assisting her to achieve her goal. She is honest and disclose her information, and they are working together to grow their business.

She would like to purchase more items to sell them. She now asks for funds to increase her inventory.