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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 StoreSamoaSela is 55 years old and single with 12 children. She owns and operates a small store, selling a variety of items. She has been doing this for three years. She needs a ...Read their story >
RestaurantPeruJulissa belongs to the communal bank "Virgen del Rosario de San Sebastian". She continues with the restaurant business, preparing lunch for her customers who request it. Sh...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesTomasa is 62-years-old and has ten children. Tomasa is married with two children who are still in school. Tomasa is in the agricultural business and raises pigs in the P...Read their story >
General StoreTimor-LesteDelfina lives in Liquisa. She is married and she is a businesswoman. She has been doing business since 2014 with her own working capital of $800. She is requesting a loan o...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesLolita, 52 years old, is married and has 4 children of school age. She lives in Baybay Bonifacio-Tangub City, Misamis Occidental. Lolita is engaged in a coffee production b...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Andreas, 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.
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