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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.
AgricultureKenyaMeshach is a 20-year- old single man with no children. He earns his income selling crops and livestock products. He grows coffee, bananas, maize, cowpeas and beans. He als...Read their story >
PoultrySamoaSelesa is a 75-year-old widow with 10 children. She has a small farm where she raises chickens that she can sell in her community or to the public. She has been doing thi...Read their story >
Clothing SalesNicaraguaDoña Lucrecia lives in the municipality of Ticuantepe in a region called Buenos Aires. She is married and she has no dependents now that her children are self-reliant. Her ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorPatricia is 39 years old and is a woman who does housekeeping. She has no education since her parents did not give her the opportunity to go to school. She presently live...Read their story >
Home AppliancesYemenThis group is called Al-Kahraba. It consists of four women from Mokala, Yemen. They applied for a loan of 200,000 YER from AMB. Sabah is a 42-year-old married woman, liv...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Sia, 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.
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