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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 SalvadorMaria lives in her own house with her family group. She has had a store located in her residence for a number of years. She has many customers because of the variety of pro...Read their story >
Office SuppliesPeruThis member is still selling office supplies. She sells notebooks, pens and pencils. She has been doing this for some years now and is doing very well. Her dream is to expa...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportUgandaNehemia is a 27-year-old married man with one child. They live in Bundibugyo Uganda. He works hard to sustain his family and has a motor cycle (boda boda) transportat...Read their story >
ServicesIndiaAnandini is the leader of a group lives in Tulapada of M. Rampur, Kalahandi, Odisha, India. She is a married woman of 30 years. Her family comprises four members her husban...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoVesna wants to thank all of the lenders for the previous loan, which helped her to to buy various foods and other products for her shop. She has made progress in her work a...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Elizabeth, 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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