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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.
FishingPhilippinesCatalina is a 46-year-old married woman and the mother of five children from Concepcion, Iloilo. Catalina has been engaged in the fishing business with her husband for more...Read their story >
Electrical GoodsUkraineVitaliy is married and the father of a 10-year-old son. Vitaliy sells electrical goods, and he has been involved in this business for ten years already. He has his own wa...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesPhilippinesMildred works hard to support her family. She is married and has a direct-selling Natasha products business in the Philippines. Mildred requested a PHP 11,000 loan throu...Read their story >
Clothing SalesYemenSaed is a 49-year-old married man and a father of five children. He lives with his family, in their own house in Taiz city, Yemen. Saed is an educated man and employed as a...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaUthuman used the previous loan to buy solar panels for his house. His business is running a retail shop. He gets additional income from phone charging, motorcycle transport...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Katy, 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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