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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaEl Jicaral is a lovely and enticing town located in Leon Department, where people make a living in various business activities. People who know Vicenta Lucia consider her...Read their story >
RetailColombiaJuan works in the distribution sector, which he has been doing all of his life. He distributes products in his sector with the help of a motorcycle that he owns thanks to a...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesMercedita is a 47-year-old woman from the town of Baybay, Leyte. She is married with nine children aged 6-25. Mercedita and her husband have been fishing for 25 years now....Read their story >
Fish SellingSenegalThe Sop Mame Babacar 5 « Beug Manal Sa Bop » Group is a subgroup of a network of female processors of fish products. The group consists of five women who have been active f...Read their story >
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Kiva lenders, like Speedwell, 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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