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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.
Clothing SalesPhilippinesMaria Sheryll, 32 years old, is married and has two children, both in school. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. For the past 2 years, Maria Sheryll has operated a bus...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesVietnamHiền is 36 years old and she is married and has two children. She lives and works in Hoang Hoa district, a rural area in Thanh Hoa province. Hiền is the group leader of...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorElena is 40 years old and makes a living selling men's and women's clothing. Her business is located in her home and with the sales she makes, she wants to continue growing...Read their story >
RetailMozambiqueNora is 37 years old, unmarried, and the mother of three children. She makes a living selling a variety of beverages out of her home. She also works in a restaurant in the ...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesNigeriaInusa is a Babban Gona maize farmer. Before he became a Babban Gona member, Inusa would have had to sell his maize for low prices soon after harvest, to cater for his imme...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Paul, 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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