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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.
General StoreParaguayJuan lives in the city of San Pedro. He operates a store in his house. He also works in a hospital where he can help other people in his work. He is a hard-working person w...Read their story >
General StoreSierra LeoneMeet 38-year-old Fatmata from Magburaka, Makeni Northern area in Sierra Leone. She is married with four children. In 2004, Fatmata established her retail business. She bega...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaLydia lives in the Nanyuki area where she runs a boutique business. She is 41 years old and she is married with two children. Lydia also does farming, which gives her extra...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaPhilisia is a married woman with 4 kids, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that neither has electricity not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesCameroonHenriette, age 45, is a single mother to 3 children. For the past 11 years, she has been running a beauty products shop at a market of the capital. Her business is highly s...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Angel Maria, 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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