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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 StoreEl SalvadorBlanca lives in her own home with her children who are in school. Blanca is a responsible and hardworking mother who has been able to get her family ahead. She has a stor...Read their story >
FoodKenyaFahima is a married woman with four children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for...Read their story >
Fish SellingTanzaniaFlora is a mother of four girls who are in school. She is early 30s years old and is married. Flora who is a treasurer of her group, she has had a business of small dry fis...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMary is 64 years old and married with nine children. She works very hard to provide for them.
She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 12,...Read their story >
PigsColombiaAlberto lives with his life partner, and they have three children. He lives with his family in a city in the northern part of the country. He has been working and raising...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Conny, 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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