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 $625 helped to buy soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and dish-washing liquid.


Karolyn's story

Karolyn is 28 years old and still single. Karolyn works in a retail business where she sells grocery items. She sells biscuits, canned goods, and spices. Karolyn wants to help her parents financially for their daily household expenditures.

Through her income from the business, Karolyn can help her parents in a simple way. She wants to expand the items she is selling to her costumers in her village. She wants to sell items that are seldom sold in her village, but they are regularly used by the people in her village. Karolyn is requesting a loan of PHP 25,000 to buy soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and dish-washing liquid. She hopes to earn a higher income from her business and be able to extend her support to her parents.



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details