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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.
Fish SellingKenyaNyawa is a married woman and has been blessed with three children, all of whom attend school. Together with her husband, they live at their own house that has neither elect...Read their story >
AgricultureCambodiaA villager living in the Dambae district of Kampong Cham province, Chanthorn is 59 years old. She is the mother of five children, one of whom is dependent on her. She grows...Read their story >
Butcher ShopTanzaniaOmari is a single man in his early 30's with no kids. He has been buying cows and selling meat. He has had his butcher shop for three years now. He works from 10 am to 9 ...Read their story >
Beauty SalonTanzaniaElizabeth, who is in her late 20s, is married with three children who are still at school. She has been running a beauty salon for 11 years now. She works from 07am to 09p...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRosalia is a 40-year-old married woman and a mother of two children from Leyte, Philippines. She runs a small sari-sari or retail store business selling various goods and i...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jenn, 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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