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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.
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesCecilie is a married woman with two children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Cecilie is 55 years old, and has one child in school. She has a food vending busine...Read their story >
PoultryKenyaHello, lenders, meet Rufus. For five years and counting, Rufus has been practicing mixed farming. He is very content with the conservative nature of the farming lifestyle. ...Read their story >
Shoe SalesParaguayThe group named “San Cayetano” is in its third loan cycle with the Women’s Committee Program. All of the members are working and helping one another so that they can move ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesKenyaPamela is a married woman. She has four children with ages ranging from 12 years to 28 years. She describes herself to be God-fearing.
She operates a food stall...Read their story >
Food StallGuatemalaAndres is the owner of a food stall selling tacos and hotdogs. Currently, he has two carts he uses to sell food, and has one employee who attends one of the stalls. He is t...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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