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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.
FoodKenyaJackline owns a food stall business for neighbors and town-dwellers. Competition is a major challenge she faces, but she is working hard to be the best business lady. Wi...Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaAquileo de la Cruz is an adult, married with two adult children and comes from one of the northern municipalities of Chinandega, located in the west of the country, an area...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesMersa works hard to support her family. She is married and has a frozen foods and dried fish vending business in the Philippines. She has been in this business for four yea...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesEmelyn works hard for her family. She is operates a sari-sari store in Ozamiz. With good fortune, Emelyn has sufficiently provided for the education of her two children...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaOrfa lives in the municipality of La Estrella, in the Antioquia department. There she works in her grocery store, which she runs out of her home. This is a small business b...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Tyler, 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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