Kiva Blog Updates

Jul 1, 2019 KV Kiva HQ
“I’ve always loved my science classes,” explains 2nd-year med student, Antonia, “but I didn’t realize I was good at it until last year.”  At a community festival, Antonia put her passion into practice by providing emergency CPR and saving the life of a neighbor. “I was so grateful for the training,” Antonia continued, “and it never would have been possible without a loan from Kiva and FUNDAPEC.”



Antonia is the youngest of 9 children from a small village outside of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Her parents are ailing, currently unemployed and... Continue Reading >>
Apr 28, 2019 KV Kiva HQ

A little over a decade ago, Gissel and her husband fell on hard times. Employment was scarce and they ran out of funds to finish their home. They slept many nights under cardboard next to their two young children.

Gissel heard about a program offering group loans for women in their village and she enrolled immediately. With the help of Esperanza International, Gissel started a business and has grown her hair salon into a community hub.  By receiving that spark of microfinance capital, embracing her inherent gifts of hospitality and refining her skills through...

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