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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.
Food Production/SalesHondurasEugenia is an enterprising woman who devotes herself to her business of selling corn tortillas. She has been engaged in this business activity for 16 years. She sells the...Read their story >
General StoreKenyaCatherine is 28 years old. She is married to Kennedy and together they have been blessed with three children 8, 5 and 1 year old. Kennedy is a businessman and hence provide...Read their story >
SewingIraqFadhila is a member of this group from Iraq. Fadhila is 43 years old; married and has six children. She started sewing in 2008. She is sewing shirts, and dresses and fixes ...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesNicaraguaElis has been a primary school teacher for 18 years. She is the single mother of four children, to whom she provides the support they need for development. Elis needs to ge...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaHello from Kitale, Kenya! Meet John, a 55-year-old hardworking, humble and loving man who cherishes his family so much. John is a proud father of five children that he real...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Paul, 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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