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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.
Motorcycle TransportKenyaEmmanuel is 28 years old. He is married and together with his wife they have been blessed with 2 children. Emmanuel is in the transport business via a motorcycle, a busine...Read their story >
Auto RepairEl SalvadorRodolfo, who is 24 years old, is a hard-working young man. He studied until high-school, he is single and has no children, he lives with this mother, who owns a shop locate...Read their story >
Fish SellingUgandaVanancio is a 35-year old married man with seven children who are 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4 and 2 years old. He lives in a rural setting with his family. Four of his children are...Read their story >
Food StallEl SalvadorMarina is 64 years old. She lives in her own house with her husband and two kids. The oldest son works and helps them financially. She sells food. Her business is locate...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesLucia is a married woman with four children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Lucia is 42 years old and has two children who are currently in school. She has a fish ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Deborah, 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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