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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.
FoodUgandaEdirisa is a hardworking married man with four children living in Kyenjojo, Uganda. His major business is produce selling in addition to a retail shop and soda depot. ...Read their story >
FarmingKenya“When smallholder farmers come together, they are powerful,” says Benina, a 37-year-old mixed farmer. For the past 16 years, she has been actively involved in mixed farming...Read their story >
DairyKenyaEverline is 35 years old and is blessed with 5 children. She has been a small-scale farmer for the last 6 years and the business earns her 9,000 KES per month. She has ...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaDeisy, 23, has dedicated her life to improving her family's. Together, they overcome all kinds of adversity. She has a shop of her own and it took her a lot of patience, ef...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorAlba is the proprietress of a general store, which is located in her home. She lives with her family and her mother, and she is married. She opened her store with 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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