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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.
Cosmetics SalesColombiaAlessandra is a 51 year old woman who for several years has dedicated herself to diverse work activities. She started up a small business of selling cosmetics in her house,...Read their story >
FlowersColombiaYouth is a great benefit for many entrepreneurs that want to take advantage of this time in their lives to succeed and have a profitable business in the future. One of thos...Read their story >
Food StallParaguayNicolás is 54 years old, partnered, has a family made up of two children, and lives in the city of Itá. Nicolás has a snack bar in his house where he sells empanadas, sa...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaIliya remembers not being able to feed his family during a particularly bad harvest. This was before he became a Babban Gona Member. Now, Iliya, like all Babban Gona memb...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesMaliThe four members of the Benkan group are all married and living in monogamous households. They average 42 years of age with four children each, and they all live in the Sir...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Zahid, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Zahid, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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