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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 StorePeruMirian Dianet is 28 years old. She lives alone with her younger daughter, age 8. She lives in the Callayuc district, a community that generally works in agriculture, comm...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPeruSilvia continues working at the business of selling clothing. She sells pants, blouses and shirts. She is an entrepreneur and a fighter. She wants to support her family thr...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaFred, age 42, is married with four children, ages ranging from 5 to 18, and all attend school in Hoima, Uganda. He ventured into the business of operating a retail shop...Read their story >
LivestockTajikistanThis 22 years old dekhan farmer is Shahnozai. She was born and raised in the J.Rumy region. Shahnozai is married and the mother of a beautiful child. Her husband is a dekha...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaGerrison is a smallholder farmer residing in Kapcherop division, Kenya. He is mainly into crop farming but also has cattle, poultry, sheep and tree farming. He is a renowne...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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