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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 StorePhilippinesArcelita is 51 years old and married. She has three children. Arcelita works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a P...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesPhilippinesVitellana busies herself in her gardening activities in her own backyard. She is 59 years old and lives in Poblacion, Sibutad, Philippines. She is married and has eight adu...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesGemma works hard to support her family. Gemma is married and has a food vending business in the Philippines. Gemma requested a PHP 13,000 loan through NWTF to buy ingred...Read their story >
CerealsPhilippinesAs the married parent of three children, Maria Fe works hard to support her family. She has a rice retailing business in the Philippines and also earns additional income fr...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorElba is 48 years old and lives in her own home together with her life partner and her two children ages 13 and 9. She works as a domestic or paid housekeeper and has been ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders 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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We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
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