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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.
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaElizabeth is a married woman with five kids, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food ...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaA resident living in Battambang province, Saret is 32 years old. She is a mother of two children; one is in school and other is too young. To support her family, she gr...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesGuatemalaDúo Fe y Esperanza: Silvia is a native of the community of Patzun. She works selling cosmetic products and she likes the business as by doing this she manages to help her f...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorAmbrocia is 49 years old and lives alone in her own house. She works buying and selling corn, especially to people who make tortillas. Her business is located in her place ...Read their story >
Food StallArmeniaKarine lives in Stepanavan city of the Lori region with her lovely husband and two sons. Her elder son is married, and the youngest is still a student at the paid division ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Shannon, 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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