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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.
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaSalma runs a fruit and vegetable selling business. She sells to her neighbours and passers by. Her main challenges are the high cost of transportation to her business, and ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesJovita is married and lives in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental with her family. To earn a living, she has been selling snacks for many years. With her earnings, she has been ab...Read their story >
Auto RepairEl SalvadorEvelio, 37 years old, lives with his wife and children. He works in an auto mechanic shop. With the money he makes from his work, he pays for some household necessities. Ev...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLetecia is 51 years old and married with four children. With one child still in school, Letecia works very hard to provide for them. Letecia runs a general store in the ...Read their story >
SewingIraqEqbal is a member of this group from Iraq. She is 44 years old, married and has four children. In 2009 she started selling clothes of different brands in her shop to assist...Read their story >
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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