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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 StorePhilippinesMadelyn is 34 years old and lives in Corrales, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with two children, now at their school age. Madelyn has been engaged in opera...Read their story >
RetailColombiaLizeth, 30, operates a beauty products sales business. She buys perfumes and other beauty products from catalogs and resells them to her customers. Lizeth has 3 children,...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorYesica is twenty four years old and lives in her own house together with her husband and their six-month-old son. Yesica is a street vendor of clothing and also sells it...Read their story >
DairyAzerbaijanBilal is 44 years old and married, and he has two kids. He is a refugee, as are all his family. They live in an IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) settlement. He earns mone...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaMarine is from Getap village in the Shirak region. She lives with her husband and four children. Her husband is a construction worker and her elder daughter is a seller at ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Sarah , 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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