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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 StoreEl SalvadorÁngela is 34 years old and lives in her own home with her husband. She has had a small store located in her residence for several years. She has a lot of customers thanks...Read their story >
Liquor Store / Off-LicenseKenyaJane is a single woman. She has one child. She operates a retail business where she sells drinks. She has been involved in this business for five years. Her business is loc...Read their story >
Animal SalesMaliMamadou, who raises cattle, is 58 years old, literate and educated in a Koranic school; he is father to three children, three of whom are at school, and their ages range fr...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGuatemalaMaria is a 44-year-old woman (in the photograph, she is the first woman on the left who is wearing a red shirt). She is deeply grateful for the loan that she had the opport...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesRosie is 47 years old and married with five children, one of whom is still in school. Rosie is in the agricultural business, raising a pig in the Philippines. She has re...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like John, 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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