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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.
RetailKenyaEvaline is a married woman. She has two children. She describes herself to be focused. She operates a retail business where she sells baskets and clothes. She has been invo...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaLamulatu is a hardworking, 25-year-old lady from Kacence, a suburb in the Mbarara municipality. She dropped out of school to help her grandmother with farming because she c...Read their story >
Home Products SalesKenyaRose is a married woman. She has five children. She describes herself to be of good character. She operates a retail business where she sells utensils and basins. She has b...Read their story >
FarmingMaliTiefing is a 37-year old married man. He is father to nine children and lives in a polygamous household in Djera, one of the villages in Boubouni, the third largest adminis...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a married parent of five children, Sabina works hard to support her family. Sabina has a dry goods selling business in the Philippines, and she also earns additional ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Sophie G, 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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