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 $3,100 helped a member to purchase clothing in bulk.


Kantuta Group's story

The communal bank "Kantuta" is a new bank, in its first period, comprised of four members who used to be with the communal bank "Belen." They have all proven to be punctual and responsible with their payments. They were able to form this bank that is represented by the following people: Mrs. Rita who is the president of the bank and one of the old members. She is married and has four children who are all adults. She has a business selling clothing at the markets (Punata, Cliza, Arani) and travels to these places every weekend. Her loan is to purchase clothing, in bulk, and in this way grow her working capital. The treasurer is Mrs. Roxana who is single and has a physical therapy practice. The bank's members know her to be a punctual and responsible person. Her loan is to buy physical therapy equipment. Mrs. Roxana is the secretary. She sells natural medicine on one of the cities streets. She is married and has four children who are all school-age. Her loan is to increase her working capital. All of the members who make up the communal bank "Kantutas" are responsible, hard-working women who fight to get their familiar ahead and who are grateful for this institution and the support it provides.

In this group: Rita, Brani, Max Ronald, Roxana, Rosario, Arminda, Roxana , Steph Jheycof

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shelly Hubman



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details