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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.
General StoreEl SalvadorCarlos is 41 years old and lives in his own home with his parents. For the past 10 years, he has had a store located in his residence. He has many clients, especially his...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaEthel is a single lady with three children living in Fort Portal Uganda. With her previous loan, she managed to buy cooking oil, bread and sugar to sell. She has a general...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMa. Fe is 62 years old, married and the mother of two children. She works very hard to provide for her family by running a general store in the Philippines, and has request...Read their story >
RetailMozambiquePiedade is 36 years old, married and mother to three children who all go to either primary or secondary school. She supports her parents and her sister. Piedade is an emplo...Read their story >
Grocery StoreColombiaDario is 70 years old, and he is married and has 1 son. He has had a grocery store for 4 years, which he runs with his wife. Dario's dream is to expand his store which sel...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Wendy, 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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