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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.
RetailKenyaRukia is a married woman. She has four children. She describes herself to be God fearing. She operates a retail business where she sells flour, sugar, milk, soap, and rice....Read their story >
Beauty SalonColombiaZoila is 55 years old and a small business owner who is passionate about personal care and feminine beauty, something she has been devoted to for many years. Since she ...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesNarcisa works raising pigs in Unidos, Plaridel, Philippines. This is how she makes a living and supports her family. Narcisa’s lowest point was when she didn't have enough ...Read their story >
Wedding ExpensesLebanonRachelle is a 25-year-old single lady who has been working as a secretary in a dental clinic since 2011. She is working hard to develop her secretarial skills to increase h...Read their story >
LivestockPhilippinesProcerpina is 58 years old and widowed with four children. Procerpina is in the agricultural business of raising livestock in the Philippines. Procerpina requested a P...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Janie, 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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