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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.
FoodColombiaDoris is a married, 48 year old woman who wants to have children to spoil and love. She sells ice cream, and is very successful due to her tender appearance and nature. She...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesColombiaWilmal is a 19 year old young man who lives in the Turb area, one that has been greatly affected by the violence, unemployment, lack of opportunity, and poverty. Education...Read their story >
Grocery StoreLebanonFatima is a 61-year-old Palestinian widowed mother of five children who lives in a Palestinian refugee camp. Due to her poor financial situation, she opened a grocery shop ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJosefina has faithfully paid back her previous loan, which she used for her business. She has been operating her own “sari-sari” (variety) store for years, and she earns we...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesAs a married mother of two children, Shirley works hard to support her family. She has a fishing business in the Philippines, and earns additional income from pig fatten...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Philip, 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.
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