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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 StorePhilippinesEpefania is 55 years old, married, and has three children. Epefania works very hard to provide for them. Epefania runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportEl SalvadorJorge, who is 49 years old, lives in his own house with his wife and his son. He works as the driver of a mototaxi, which is the one shown in the photograph. People seek hi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaHortencia continues to work in her commercial activity, selling tortillas. She makes these herself in her home. Her children are on their own and she and her husband fight ...Read their story >
RetailKenyaEsther has a retail shop in Nairobi town and has been running it for 3 years. She is 25 years old, married and together with her spouse they have been blessed with two chil...Read their story >
General StorePakistanMunwar is a 51-year-old married woman. Her husband is an electrician but his income is not enough for meeting their household expenditures. That is why she started a small ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Blake Swopes, 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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