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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.
BakeryColombiaMary has a lot of experience in the baking business, thanks to her father's teachings; he was her primary teacher. She has always preferred to work independently. She works...Read their story >
DairyKenyaHillary, 30, is a smallholder farmer in Eldoret, Kenya. Dairy farming is arguably the most lucrative business in this area. Hillary lives together with his young wife and c...Read their story >
Fish SellingEl SalvadorJulio needs a loan to buy cement, bricks, steel, sand, a buffer, and a variety of seafood. These are the supplies he needs to make modifications to his house and keep his s...Read their story >
Grocery StoreZimbabwePurity resides in Hurungwe District, Zimbabwe. She has been working as a Camfed Learner Guide, teaching life skills education in local schools to improve the well being of ...Read their story >
RetailColombia50 year old Dalys runs two types of businesses. On the one hand, she sells toiletries and, on the other hand, she makes food to sell. She began her businesses two years ago...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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