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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.
Cosmetics SalesBoliviaMargarita is a 37-year-old woman who lives with her partner and has two children who are 7 and 14 years old. Her business is selling cosmetics. She is a good mother, ente...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesVictoria is 57 years old, widowed, and has six children.
Victoria is in the agricultural business, raising pigs in the Philippines. She requested a PHP 35,000 lo...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaA decade ago, Salina started farming on a small parcel of land in the Kapsowar area of Kenya. Salina is a 52-year-old woman who has been a farmer for 10 years. She has a pi...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaToeur is 39-years-old and a farmer living in the Srey Snom district of Siem Reap province. She is a married mother of four dependent children. Three of them are in school, ...Read their story >
FoodRwandaJosephine is the group leader and is 35 years old. She is married with four children aged between 5 and 16 years old. The group is called Twikorere, which means “Let Us Wor...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Kiva Staff, 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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