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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 StoreEl SalvadorReina lives in her own house with her family group. She has had a little shop located in her place of residence for several years. With what she obtains from her sales, s...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesNomeriana is 41 years old and has five children. Nomeriana is married, and two children are currently in school. Nomeriana is in the agricultural business of pig fatteni...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 >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesMaria Corazon is 28 years old. She is known in the Enrique Villanueva area for her retailing business. Maria Corazon is actively participating in the various programs and s...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaGloria is twenty-seven years old, female and marred with one child. She lives in Kasese Uganda. Gloria has owned a textile shop selling new clothes for one year now. Sh...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rachel, 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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