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 $2,900 helped a member buy aluminum.

Renacer Ii Group's story

This communal bank is working in their fourth cycle. They are receiving training from counselors on how to work as a team and the advantages of working as a team. The training takes place during the fourth cycle.

Luisa B., age 45, is one of the members. She has two children, and they stay at home while she leaves to sell her merchandise (“braseros”: containers used to burn coals to heat houses). Every morning she sells in the Lambaré area. She later returns home to prepare lunch. She leaves again in the afternoon to sell.

She is a very self-sacrificing woman who has a tedious daily work schedule. Upon arriving home from work she needs to do the housework. Everything she does is to get her family ahead.

She is requesting the loan to buy aluminum to make the braseros. Her husband, a blacksmith, makes them.

In this group: Maria, Maria, Obdulia, Eudelia, Josefina, Elsa, Julia, Fermina, Leopoldina, Elva, Del Carmen, Epifania, Jessica, Deisy, Teresa, Luisa*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details