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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.
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorPatricia runs a pupusa business which she started two years ago. She works there from 2pm until 8pm and she is gaining popularity in her area. Her mother taught her how to ...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaVicent is a male Ugandan who is 42 years old and married. He is a businessman and he operates a retail shop in Kiryanjagi town in the Kibaale District but also, like most o...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesNimfa, 49, has six children. She personally sells the catch from her family's fishing boat in nearby municipalities. She has been a member in good standing since she j...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesFlorida is 47 years old, married and blessed with eight children. They currently live in a rural community and make their living through farming. Due to the high cost of co...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesDelia is a 60-year-old married woman, and a mother of three grown up children from Dulag, Leyte. Delia is engaged in retail store business. She sells various goods like foo...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.
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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