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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.
RetailUgandaSusan is 28 years old and lives in the town of Bugembe in the Jinja region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past three years, Susan has been working...Read their story >
Phone AccessoriesEl SalvadorMariella has a partner, she lives with her life partner and a daughter of eight years old. Her source of income is a car wash business, selling cellphones and a variety of ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a widowed mother of seven children, Josephine works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines and also earns additional income from...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesAs a married parent of seven children, Cecelia works hard to support her family. She has a fish vending business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from ...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesGhanaThis group Rock of Ages 2 is made up of eight people who are driven by a clear desire to change the living conditions of their respective families. They enjoy being togethe...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jenn, 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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