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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 StorePhilippinesThelma, age 63, runs a general store business to earn a living. She has been engaged in this business for the past 10 years. She earns additional income from buying and sel...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesErlindo, a father of three, operates a service-based business providing transportation to the local community. It is the main source of income for his family. His wife has ...Read their story >
BakeryPakistanJameela is a 52-year-old married woman who lives with her family in Lahore, Pakistan. Her son is a confectioner by profession. He owns a bakery in his hometown. He sell...Read their story >
General StoreParaguayMartha is a very hardworking person who through her work and the joint efforts of herself and her husband is making headway. She says she invested her previous loan in the ...Read their story >
CerealsPhilippinesMerilyn works hard to support her family. Merilyn is married and has a buying and selling of rice grains business in the Philippines. She requested a 13,000 PHP (Philipp...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Daniel, 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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