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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.
Beauty SalonLebanonHanaa is a 50-year-old married mother of four children. She has been working as a hairdresser since 2007. She used to work as a tutor, but she was seeking a stable business...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesPhilippinesAs a married mother of three children, Rosalinda works hard to support her family. She has a charcoal retailing business in the Philippines, and earns additional income ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRosa is 44 years old and has 3 children who are currently in school. She herself only completed 2 years of high school. Her husband is a carpenter and has worked in carpe...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesJuanita is 68 years old and widowed with three children. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Juanita has a buy and sell dry goods business in the Philippines. Ju...Read their story >
General StoreTimor-LesteA $600 loan is offered to Olinda to improve her business. Olinda opened her kiosk in 2010 with her own work. She will use the loan to buy stock to keep in her store like so...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Joanna, 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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