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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.
Clothing SalesPhilippinesEmelia is a married woman with six children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Emelia is 49 years old, and three of her children are still in school. Emelia has a ...Read their story >
ServicesGuatemalaVictoriano, age 43, lives in Suchitipéquez. He has devoted himself to ones of the most dignified professions that exists, which is teaching. He is a person who is determi...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesHondurasGlenda is 39 years old. She is a single mother of 5 children who lives in the village of Morazán, Yoro with her children. She has always worked in business in order to get ...Read their story >
AgricultureAlbaniaGjergj is a 48-year-old villager and married father who want to build a stable for his animals. What you see in the picture is the existing stable, and he fears that the an...Read their story >
General StorePakistanNaseem is a 58 year-old married woman. She has successfully run a small general store with her husband at the corner of her house. Her husband also assists her by purc...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Harry, 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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