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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.
FoodUgandaTusingwire is a 42 year old male, single with four children who attend school. They live in Kasese Uganda. He sells crude salt working 10 hours a day, six days a week, ...Read their story >
SewingColombiaGloria, 52, lives with her husband and her daughter. Since she was young, she began working in the field of sewing. She collaborated with an aunt who had a large company ...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorTransito owns a general store, which she opened about five years ago. She works from six in the morning until seven in the evening. Her family is made up of her children an...Read their story >
FoodUgandaErisa is 28 years married man with three children; two attend school. They live in Kasese Uganda. Erisa sells crude salt and also earns income from motorcycle transport...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaEznah is 27 years old and she supports 1 child. She has been selling clothes in the market for 1 year, and the business earns her KES 11,000 per month. She has appl...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Olisa, 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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