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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 StorePhilippinesAs a married parent of four children, Leonisa works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines, and she earns additional income from ch...Read their story >
Food StallParaguayNatalia is from the city of Asunción. She is 50 years old and formerly a housewife, but in view of day-to-day needs she decided to help the family by setting up a small res...Read their story >
RetailColombiaOscar is 31 years old, and father to 5 children aged 6, 8, 8, 10 and 12 years old whom he looks after. His 5 children are the motor of his life, and he works in his busines...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPhilippinesHena is a 53-year-old married woman from Iloilo, Philippines. She earns a living through retail sales of ready to wear clothes. Hena has been in the business for more than ...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesJean is married and works hard to support her family. Jean operates a fish vending business in the Philippines, which she has been doing for 40 years. Jean requested a l...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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