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 $500 helped to buy ice at wholesale, fruit and jellies of different flavors.

Juan Francisco's story

Juan, who is 28 years old, lives in his own house with his partner and their son who is 2 years old. He has been dedicated to selling snow cones for various years. He sells on foot in the different neighborhoods that are near his house. He has a lot of customers since it is a very sellable food and he sells it at a good price. With what he obtains from sales he manages to cover his bills. Juan is requesting a loan to buy ice at wholesale, fruit and jellies in different flavors to continue with his business and be able to bring home the daily bread.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details