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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.
Food MarketUgandaStephen is a thirty-two-year-old man, who is married and has seven children. He lives in Bundibugyo, Uganda. His business is cocoa buying and selling, but he also has cocoa...Read their story >
RetailParaguayAurelia is a very hard-working person who fights every day to get ahead through her sacrifice and drive. She said that her previous loan was very helpful to her because it ...Read their story >
Used ClothingHondurasDelva, age 59, lives with her daughters in her own home. For the last six years, she has been in the business of selling used clothing. She sells items like bed linen sets,...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesPhilippinesMarieta is 57 years old and a widow with four children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a business buying and selling charcoal in the Philippines and ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLuzma is a businesswoman from Tudela. She is 45 years old, married and has expertise in selling. She runs a little sari-sari store and earns a meager income that just suppo...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Susan, 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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