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Every day, Kiva connects thousands of people to borrowers and partner institutions around the world, working together to create opportunity and alleviate poverty. It only takes $25 to get started.
Food MarketKenyaEsha has operated a retail shop business, selling household consumables like wheat flour, maize flour, and sugar. She is grateful for the previous loan that helped her to b...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLucille is 42 years old and widowed with three children, one of whom is in school. Lucille works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippi...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe six members of the group “BENKADI 2” are married women, who average 42 years of age and six children each, living for the most part in traditional families in MISSASSO,...Read their story >
SewingColombiaTo be independent is like a dream and make your business grow honestly. This is the dream that María follows every day. Her motto is that each day is an opportunity to prog...Read their story >
SewingTajikistanFiruza is 24 years old. She is married and has two little children. Her husband is a migrant in Russia. Firuza is a sewer. She sews very wonderful dresses. She mainly sews ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Abraham, combat poverty daily by making small loans to borrowers around the world. We believe in fair access to affordable capital for people to improve their own lives.
Often only a relatively small amount of money stands in the way of Kiva borrowers and their dreams. Whether it’s a Kenyan farmer who needs $500 in order to double her grain production, or a young Bolivian woman who lacks the $1,500 tuition for nursing school, Kiva lenders provide a hand up to these and countless other borrowers.
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