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 $1,300 helped to buy supplies to maintain her banana plots.


Sara's story

Sara is a 38-year old woman who is married and has two children, ages 16 and 13. She lives with her family in Suchitepéquez. She makes a living growing and selling bananas in her community. She learned this activity from her family, who had been doing it for many years. Her job gives her enough income to provide her children with what they need. She says she has been in this business for over 10 years and that she enjoys that it is an honest activity and helpful to the community. Sara also produces coffee, which gives her some extra income to complement the family budget.

She is requesting a loan of Q10,000 to buy supplies to maintain her banana plots. Sara's dream is to increase her coffee and banana production to generate more income and improve the life conditions of her family.

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Alcaina



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams




Loan details