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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.
FarmingKenyaThe person raising her hand in the photo is Freshia. She is 55 years old with three children. Two of her children have already completed schooling and the rest are in colle...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesEstanita is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a food vending business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 20000 through NWTF to buy additional ingredients like su...Read their story >
Food MarketPhilippinesAs a married parent of eight children, Teresita works hard to support her family. She has a buy and sell oyster business in the Philippines, and also earns additional inco...Read their story >
TransportationLebanonMohammad Ata is a 48-year-old married Palestinian father of four children. He has been working in transporting students for 13 years, but because of his limited income, he ...Read their story >
Beauty SalonColombiaMarinela has always been an enterprising person and has started various businesses with the goal of finding economic stability and, above all, the ability to dedicate time ...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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