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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 Production/SalesEl SalvadorAna is a 49-year old woman who lives with her children in her own house. She owns a business of "pupusas" (stuffed tortillas) located at her house and counts with the help ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesAs a married parent of three children, Soledad works hard to support her family. She has a dried fish making business in the Philippines, and also earns additional incom...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaNeang lives in a village along the Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She is a widow with two daughters. One of her daughters is married and lives...Read their story >
Clothing SalesNicaraguaThe solidarity group is formed by three members. One of them is the coordinator, doña Elizabet. She is an entrepreneurial woman who has run her business for the last 15 yea...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasAlba is 42 years old, and was able to finish elementary school thanks to the financial support of her parents. At an early age, her parents taught her how to work the field...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.
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