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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.
RetailTanzaniaChristina, who is in her early 40s, is married and has three children who are still in school. She has been running a retail shop since 1999. She works from 6 to 10pm daily...Read their story >
Fish SellingKenyaPatricia operated a fish-selling business. She mentioned seasonality as a challenge in the business. Patricia dreams of becoming a wholesaler of fish in the future. Wit...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesGuatemalaDomingo is a 37 year old married man. He lives with his two children, the first of whom is 10 years old, and the second is 13. Both are live in and are studying in the Solo...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesKenyaMwanakombo is a very hardworking and enterprising woman who says that she has been able to greatly increase her income and help her family, thanks to her hard work. She ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorNorma is 31 years old and has been providing housekeeping services for nine years. She resides in her own home along with her life companion, her two children, and three n...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Roland, 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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