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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.
RetailBoliviaValeria is 23, single and has a 3 year old daughter. her business is selling toys and gifts in her store.She is a good mother, responsible, constant, independent and hard-w...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesDelia is a woman from Ormoc, Leyte. She is 59 years old, married, and has seven children. Two of her children are still attending school. She earns a living by operatin...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaWillimina is 44 years old and is often described as a very hardworking individual. She has four children and is married. As a group leader, Willimina is here representing h...Read their story >
Food MarketNicaraguaYouthful Angélica Maria has owned a condiments and spices business in one of the markets of the city of León for one year. She carries out this work to help her husband wit...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanShamim is a 36-year-old married woman. She is a mother of 5 children. Her husband (also shown in the photo) has been a rickshaw driver for many years. He purchased a ricksh...Read their story >
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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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