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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.
Farm SuppliesUgandaDavid lives in Masindi, Uganda. He sells farm inputs and produce. He started his business so as to support his family. He wishes to have his own permanent premises for his ...Read their story >
Shoe SalesArmeniaAnahit has been involved in the retail business for 7 years. Specifically, she sells shoes in a rented store in Armavir town. To be able to cover her customers' demand, Ana...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaDoreen is married and blessed with four kids, all of whom attend school. The family lives in their own house, which has electricity and piped water. Doreen's greatest month...Read their story >
AgriculturePeruThe member belongs to the community bank Buena Vista which is located in the district of Huayopata, province of Convencion and region of Cusco. Rosa is 48 years old, is m...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMaricel is 30 years old and married with two children, one child attends school. She works very hard to provide for them. She has run a general store for 5 years and re...Read their story >
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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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