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 $900 helped purchase supplies for her food business & clothing to sell.

María Lucila's story

María Lucila D., age 59, resides in San Juan Opico in the Department of La Libertad. She lives with her two adult children who are working. María works very hard making quesadillas, which are a type of bread served with cheese in the middle. This type of food is in great demand since it is a traditional dish in this country. In addition, she sells clothing for men, women, and children as a street vendor throughout the different neighborhoods of San Juan Opico. María is a very humble person who wants to succeed and have a better life by acquiring the necessary things she needs to live.

She is requesting a loan so that she can buy supplies for making quesadillas. In addition, she will buy more clothing so that she can increase her sales.

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details