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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.
LivestockUgandaPiason is a hardworking man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He deals in livestock as his main source of income, though he also practices farming to earn an extra income. He...Read their story >
CattleColombiaFrom a young age Jesus has worked farming by growing crops or raising cattle, work his father taught him so he could support himself. Today his primary work is agriculture ...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesMirasol is married and she works hard to support her family. For the past 16 years, she has operated a business buying and selling dried coconut meat in the Philippines. Mi...Read their story >
Soft DrinksEl SalvadorFloridelma is 38 years old and lives in her own home with her family. She has made a living by selling coconut water for the past 5 years. Her business is located at the si...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesNenita, 49, is a married woman and a mother of four children. She resides with her family in the province of Iloilo, in the Philippines. Nenita is a very hardworking woman....Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like TorontoBabel, 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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