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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.
Clothing SalesKenyaKalunda operates a secondhand clothes-selling business. Her challenge in the business is seasonality. In the future, she dreams of expanding to be a wholesale supplier of s...Read their story >
PoultryVietnamSinh was born in 1967. He has three children who are currently studying at school. Sinh is a freighter, and his wife is a worker. Besides this work, they raise chickens and...Read their story >
ServicesPeruAngel Patrocinio, age 66, lives in his own house in the center of Morropón. Life in the community is peaceful, and the people engage in agriculture and commerce as well as...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaThavry is 41-year-old mother of three children who lives in a rural area located in Battambang province’s Phnom Proek district. She grows rice in the local area and supple...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesCristina is 46 years old and married with three children, one of whom is in school. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Cristina has a fish vending business in the Ph...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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