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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 StorePhilippinesMonalisa is a 41-year-old mother in Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte. She operates a store that is the primary family support. She is driven by a passion for selling and ne...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaLuz is a 49 year old woman and owner of a store where she sells basic groceries and beverages; among the most consumed is beer. She is seeking a loan to invest in paint for...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMency is 50 years old and married with four children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and has requested a 11,000 PHP l...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesArmeniaZarine and her mother live in Vanadzor, where she is engaged in selling perfume both locally and in nearby villages. Her large assortment of perfumes attracts many custome...Read their story >
Food MarketRwandaSylvain IS 27 years old. He is married and has one child who is three years old. He has a shop and has been running a business for the past four years. With the loan, he wo...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Philipp, 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.
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