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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 StoreColombia21 year-old Luz has made a living for several years alternating between selling merchandise on commission and products from catalogues. She started off with a small shop in...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesColombiaAlessandra is a 51 year old woman who for several years has dedicated herself to diverse work activities. She started up a small business of selling cosmetics in her house,...Read their story >
General StoreTimor-LesteSonia is applying for a loan of 600 USD, to improve her business. She has a kiosk and she is a businesswoman. She is taking this loan to buy some additional supplies to kee...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaria is 41 years old and lives in her own house together with her life partner and their 3 children - 12, 8, and 4 years old. Maria makes a living by selling a variety of...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesHennie runs a general store, and at the same time is running a piggery business, raising piglets to offer for sale in order to make a living. She lives with her family in V...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rod, 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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