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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 StorePhilippinesEmerenciana is driven by a passion for selling. At the age of 62 and married in Tudela, Misamis Occidental, she runs a store that primarily supports her family. Everyday sh...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGuatemalaPaul is 41 years old, with great aspirations to become known in her community and to all who visit her in the activity she does with so much hard work and dedication. She i...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanRashed is a 21 year old university student majoring in Psychological Guidance, and he is in his last year. He lives with his seven family members in Ajloun-Jordan. Rashed...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorPaulino is 56 years old and lives in his own home with his wife. He has owned a small store for 9 years, located in his home. His customers are many, because of the good pr...Read their story >
Milk SalesEl SalvadorJosé is 43 years old, is a bricklayer and farmer, but he spends more time as a farmer. He studied until the sixth grade. He did not continue his studies because he preferr...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jeffrey, 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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