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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.
RetailParaguayThe San Cayetano communal bank is a close-knit group with many members, getting stronger all the time. It is made up of 22 enterprising women and is in the fourth loan cyc...Read their story >
Clothing SalesHondurasAna is 58 years old, single, and lives with her two children and her mother in Azacualpa, Santa Barbara. She has her own clothing sales business as a source of income and ...Read their story >
General StoreAlbaniaMerita previously used a loan to buy onion and potato seeds for planting. This past year, she also built a little variety type of store in the city of Korca and she needs y...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesThis is Lilibeth. She previously accessed a 50,000 PHP loan that she used to buy additional stock of different varieties of bread, candies, noodles and other products that ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAgnes is 45 years old and married with three children, one of whom is in school. Agnes works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Scott, 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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