Fighting for a better future? We need your help.

Creating a more equitable world takes a lot of time and energy, but at Kiva we’re in it for the long haul. 100% of money lent on Kiva goes to funding loans. That means we rely on donations from people like you to make this work possible.
Your donation of any size makes a difference. Thanks for investing in a better future,
Premal Shah, President & Co-Founder, Kiva
  • $25
  • $35
  • $50
  • Submit
  • Other

A loan of $700 helped buy corn, rice, beans, and cheese.


María Gloria's story

María Gloria M. D. V. is 42. She lives in San Juan Opico in the La Libertad department. She lives with her husband and two children.

She has a business selling “pupusas” (flatbread stuffed with meat, cheese, or vegetables) and tortillas. She also sells “chocobananos”, which are green bananas covered in chocolate and placed on a stick.

María is asking for a loan because she wants to be able to buy raw material to make the pupusas and tortillas. She also wants to be able to finish paying for a refrigerator. María wants to increase her sales and help her husband with the household expenses.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details