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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.
Food StallPhilippinesMaria Trecia is a married woman with four children. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Maria Trecia is 33 years old and three of her children are currently in school....Read their story >
CattleUgandaGilbert is a hardworking, married man living in Masindi, Uganda. He does cattle fattening alongside fishing to acquire income to provide for his family. He intends to use t...Read their story >
Grocery StoreYemenAbdullah applied for a first loan which was given by Kiva lenders. The first loan helped Abdullah very much in improving and enlarging his business. His grocery store becam...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesCatherine is 31 years old and married with two children. Catherine works hard to provide for her family. She operates a general store in the Philippines. She is requestin...Read their story >
Beauty SalonVietnamThương has a service business cutting hair. She is applying for a loan to purchase equipment to maintain her hair salon. Thương is 28 years old and she is married with ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Marly, 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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