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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/SalesKenyaShadrack appreciates the previous loan that helped him expand his business. For the past four years, he has operated a retail shop business selling household consumable...Read their story >
Beauty SalonNicaraguaPlaying beauty shop was one of Nereyda’s favorite games when she was a girl. Now it is the business activity that has become her main source of income. A warm smile and a...Read their story >
General StoreSierra LeoneMeet Tigidankay, a 49-year-old woman from the Waterloo Western rural area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married with three children. For the past 15 years, Tigidankay h...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesGuatemalaSanta Lucia is a municipality of the Guatemalan Department of Solola where the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Nohemy” is located. The majority of the population speaks the M...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanAziz lives in a rural area. He is a very kind and hardworking man. Aziz is married and has three children. He began 10 years ago to own a business in animal husbandry. Aziz...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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