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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.
FarmingPhilippinesLucila is married with four children. Lucila is 51 years old and lives in the Philippines. Lucila is a farmer and grows palay (unhusked rice) and corn crops to earn a livin...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesFrancisca, a microfinance member of PMPC, started a snack vending business from scratch and succeeded. She has mastered her skills and selling abilities and made her busine...Read their story >
RetailParaguayClaudia, 39, is married to Bernardo, 79. They have four daughters and two of them are married and have their own families. The others attend school and work hard to conti...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaGodfrey, age 34, sells maize, beans, and groundnuts to earn a living. He has been engaged in this business since 2006. He earns an additional income by keeping poultry. He ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaBeing a farmer, Khom, who is 41-year-old married woman, can only make USD 5 per day to support her family. Khom is living with her husband and four children in a rural area...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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