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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 StorePhilippinesNenita is 48 years old and married with four children. Nenita works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 19,00...Read their story >
RetailBeninRahmatou is 45 years old, and she is married to Daouda. The couple have four children, all in school and in their care. She lives together with her husband and children. Th...Read their story >
Shoe SalesKenyaBeatrice is a married woman. She has two children. She describes herself as focused. She operates a retail business where she sells shoes. Her business is located in an...Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaJuana Jacqueline is 32 years old, married, and has one young son. She is from one of the municipalities of Chinandega, located in the west of the country. She is known to b...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaYun is 60 years old and a mother of ten children; currently, one of them is in school. She is a farmer who grows rice on nine hectares of farmland as the main source of inc...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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