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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.
Charcoal SalesPhilippinesNelda is a hardworking woman entrepreneur with five children. She runs a business buying and selling charcoal in the Philippines and requested a 15,000 PHP loan through NWT...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaThakker is a hardworking, married man with 6 children. He is a resident of Masindi, Uganda, and operates a grinding machine as his main source of income. He started the b...Read their story >
Grocery StoreZimbabweMoline is a 24-year-old mother of two. She currently lives in the Mbire District of Zimbabwe. For the past three years, Moline has successfully operated a grocery shop at t...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesLeonida is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a fishing business in the Philippines.
She is borrowing PHP 25,000 through NWTF to buy fishing gear and other equi...Read their story >
Beauty SalonColombiaThank you for supporting Vanis, who used her last Kiva loan to offer better service at her beauty salon and to increase her assets. Vanis tells Kiva investors, "I'm very gr...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Carol Wilkerson, 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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