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. For a limited time, if you donate $35 or more, a $25 bonus will be added to your account (you’ll get an email once it’s there).
Premal Shah, President & Co-Founder, Kiva
  • $25
  • $35
  • $50
  • Submit
  • Other

A loan of $925 helped to buy additional clothes for his shop.

Richard's story

Richard is a 34-year-old married man with two school-aged children. He is a humble, hardworking man who is employed and also has a business selling clothes. He has been running this business for nine years and uses part of his profits to pay his seven employees. He was previously earning his living by farming.

Richard appreciates Kiva partner, Faulu Kenya, for giving him a loan to help buy a property. He has now requested a new loan of 70,000 KES to buy clothes to add to his shop's stock. He dreams of owning ten other outlets in the future.

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details