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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.
Fish SellingPhilippinesRolinda is 61 years old and married with two children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur.
Rolinda has a fish vending business in the Philippines. She requ...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorJose is hairdresser and he also grows basic grains. He has 6 years of experience in his job as a hairdresser, which he learned from a friend in order to offer his service t...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesEvelyn is married and has a fish-vending business in the Philippines. She has been in this business for six years now, and she works hard to support her family. Evelyn ...Read their story >
RetailColombiaOctavio is a man who found a way of offering his family a better life by selling umbrellas, remote controls, batteries, and accessories for mobile phones in the street. His...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaLiving in a rural area in Kampong Cham province, Srey Hen is 37 years old and a mother with three dependent children. Two of her children are in school and one is too youn...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Piotr, 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 Piotr, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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