A loan of $500 helps expanding the canteen to frozen meats - chicken & beef.


Serafina's story

Serafina's canteen has been the choice of many in her village because she is very friendly. She sells groceries from the comfort of her home and is reaping the benefits as many in her village have become loyal customers.

Serafina has also studied the buying pattern and demands of her customers and she needs a loan to be able to serve her customers better. A loan would enable her to buy frozen stocks of meat like chicken and beef. This has been the persistent request of her customers as they live near the sea and fish is a common part of their diet.


This loan is special because:

It provides women with credit in a country where alternative financing is extremely scarce.

Mark McDonagh, Kiva staff

Mark McDonagh
Kiva staff



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams






Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.