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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.
Food MarketEl SalvadorJuan has decided to take out another loan in order to prosper with his business and to have the supplies to tend to his customers as best as he can. Juan will use this loan...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesZimbabweJuliet is a 21-year-old young woman. She is married and currently living in the Chiredzi District of Zimbabwe. She is a Camfed Learner Guide, volunteering each week at her ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRita is 51 years old and married to a farmer. They have two grown children. She is operating a small store for additional income. She wants to sell more goods, but she has ...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesSierra LeoneMeet Mariatu, she is a 40-year-old from Masuba Northern area in Freetown. She is married with 4 children. In 1999, she established her cosmetic business. Her husband was a ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMarietta is 58 years old and married with seven children. Marietta works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a 15,0...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.
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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