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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 StoreUgandaAugustine is a 39-year-old man. He is married with three children and he lives in Kyenjojo, Uganda. He owns a retail shop selling general merchandise, and obtains other inc...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesNicaraguaDoña Nidia wants to invest in her business again. Her priority has always been to keep her business stocked so that she can provide better service to her customers. The l...Read their story >
BakeryBoliviaCarlos is a 40-year-old man, single, no children and his business is a bakery. He is a perseverant, early-riser and punctual person in his work; he has worked on this for ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSilvia, age 43, lives with her life partner and their five children. There are four girls, ages 17, 10, 7, and 3, and a six month old boy. She is an enterprising woman wh...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasGloria is 41 years old, she is a trader, and also works on the farm planting yuca. She will then process the yuca and add value to the product by making "tajadas" (fried st...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jen Appreneur, 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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