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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 StorePakistanNasreen is a 34-year-old lady. She has been successfully running a small general store in her house. Her father-in-law also assists her by purchasing stock of goods from th...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaWith the hope of moving forward and overcoming her situation, Blanca wants to start a business preparing and selling fast food in a store located close to her house in the ...Read their story >
Fish SellingSenegalThe Lamp Fall Port 9 credit association is a sub-group of a network of women who sell fish products for a living. The group is made up of 5 women who have been working in t...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPhilippinesJennelyn is single and has a buy-and-sell ready-to-wear business in the Philippines. She has been in this business for 2 years now. She requested a PHP 10,000 loan throu...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGuatemalaSan Francisco El Alto is a municipality in the department of Totonicapan in Southwestern Guatemala. The local economy is based on hundreds of small family-owned and operat...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Julie, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Julie, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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