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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.
Clothing SalesLebanonZeinab is a 44-year-old married mother of two, who works in selling clothes for four years, to support her husband in increasing their family's income and covering the nece...Read their story >
AgricultureSenegalThe "Darou Mbitéyène 4" group consists of five very active women. They live in the same neighborhood and meet once a month to discuss, share and repay their loans. The gr...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaAbibu of 39 years, is a married Ugandan man with no children. He primarily deals in selling agricultural products including maize, sorghum, millet, ground nuts, beans, soya...Read their story >
Fish SellingVietnamYến operates a food stall/restaurant, selling fish. Yến has been involved in this business for more than 10 years. One of the most critical business difficulties that conce...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaSra. Leonor lives in the municipality of Ticuantepe. She is married and has two adult children. Together with her husband Leonor has put all her efforts into improving thei...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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