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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.
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesIn the year 2010, Rule learned about GDMPC and the financial assistance it gives for start-ups. As a farmer in Misamis Occidental, he tried his luck by beginning a business...Read their story >
Higher education costsNicaraguaOriette wakes up every morning with the goal of becoming one of the best designers in her country. This young woman is an animal protector and is in the first year of Visua...Read their story >
Grocery StoreColombiaSeñora Luz has four children, a husband, and great history. She began her business with a case of soft drinks and a bag of pastries. With good sales, perseverance, and eigh...Read their story >
PubColombiaDarío is a 69-year-old man who owns a neighborhood store which is very well known, since it has been passed down from generation to generation. It has become a family tradi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSandra is 28 years old. She lives in her own house along with her life companion and their two daughters, ages 8 and 4 months. She has always made every effort to give the ...Read their story >
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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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