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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.
RetailPhilippinesLevy is a 46-year-old married woman, and a mother of three children from Carles, Iloilo. Levy operates a sari-sari store business selling various goods and items to the peo...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruAlfonso is 45 years old, is married, and has two children. He lives with his family in a rural zone in the district of Oyotún, province of Chiclayo, region of Lambayeque, ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaPetrona is 58 years old and a brave woman. Her husband left her with 8 children, and she made the decision to take all the responsibility in the best way possible, generati...Read their story >
Shoe SalesCongo (DRC)Kibambazi, age 52, is a merchant and member of the Gala A community bank. She is a client of the Hekima MFI. She is the widowed mother of two children who have both receive...Read their story >
General StoreHondurasAna, age 61, is a single mother with four children and two grandchildren. She resides in the town of Tela, Atlántida. Ana has always been in the business of selling beaut...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Adam, 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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