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 $350 helped to extend his living room.

Hector Manuel's story

Héctor is married and has been living in a government-subsidized house for 12 years. He works as a newspaper seller in one of the main avenues in his town. He has been in this job for nearly nine years and has always worked hard to build up a secure nest egg for when he and his wife reach old age. He has a dream for which he is requesting this loan. He would like to extend his living room, getting rid of a wall. Héctor sees himself in 15 years time, sitting in his living room, reading the newspaper, with his grandchildren running around him.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details