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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.
Butcher ShopKenyaMusa is married with 2 children. He describes himself as honest. Musa operates a butcher shop where he sells meat, a business he has been involved in for 6 years. His shop ...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesKenyaFatuma is married and has seven children, who all attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and s...Read their story >
RetailColombiaLiliana is married and has 2 children to whom she offers a good quality of life thanks to her business. Her business generates income to contribute financially, together wi...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanDamira is 29, married, and the mother of two young children. She has a secondary education and raises livestock as an additional source of income for her family, which she ...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorAna is 34 years old, and lives with her husband and daughter. She has worked selling natural roses for over 5 years. Her husband and daughter help her to sell them. With w...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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