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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/SalesNicaraguaLuisa is a happy and hardworking woman. She was a single mother to three children who are now her main support system. She has a business of selling baked goods, natural re...Read their story >
SewingBoliviaLeonardo is married and has 4 kids. He is living at his parents' house. Leonardo works as a seamstress and his wife helps him too. He needs a loan to buy a sewing machin...Read their story >
Clothing SalesArmeniaEmilya has been involved in clothing sales for 15 years. She sells clothing from her house in Vanadzor, Armenia. Emilya lives alone because her only son works abroad. She l...Read their story >
Beauty SalonKenyaBlandina is a married woman with two children who attend school. She lives at her own house that has piped water and electricity. She cites school fees and food as being he...Read their story >
RetailColombiaCarolaine, 19 years old, is a young micro-entrepreneur who found in sales an opportunity for an income. She sells clothing, shoes, perfumes and personal care products from ...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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