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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 StorePhilippinesAs a married parent of four children, Dolores works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines and also earns additional income from...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorMaría needs more capital to invest in the purchase of pesticide, insecticide, fertilizer, manure and a cow to butcher. In this way she will prepare the land for the new cro...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaResiding in Kampong Cham province, Phann is a forty-four-year-old who is blessed with four kids. Cassava farming is the only source of income for her entire household. She ...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesEl SalvadorRosa affirms that with the last loan she was able to fill her customer's orders and keep them happy. Her sales and profits increased and her family's circumstances have imp...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaWycliffe is a fifty-year-old male Ugandan living in the Masindi district. He provides secretarial services for the Masindi local government and does farming for additional ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Liz, 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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