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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.
FoodKenyaPopote is married with two children, both of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but no piped water. She operates a cashew nuts business, selling ...Read their story >Funding via Yehu Microfinance Trust
Barber ShopKenyaNicholas is a married man with 2 children. He describes himself to be faithful. He operates a barber shop and has been involved in this business for 10 years. His primary c...Read their story >Funding via SMEP Microfinance Bank
Food Production/SalesNicaraguaLuisa is an energetic, hardworking woman. Her strong desire to start a business led her to open an eatery and small grocery store in her own home. She knows about loans, sh...Read their story >Funding via MiCredito
Food Production/SalesNicaraguaThe vision of an entrepreneur is reflected in the the skin of José, a 33 year old businessman in the sale of fried plantains, who tells a story of being an employee until c...Read their story >Funding via MiCredito
Grocery StoreVietnamMrs. Nhân is 49 years old and she is married with two children. She has had a retail business selling dry food and general things for two years.
Nhân lives in Ha...Read their story >Funding via Thanh Hoa Microfinance Institution Limited Liability
Kiva lenders, like Ben C. O. Grimm, 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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