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From Lender’s Wallet to Farmer’s Pocket: The Journey of a Loan

As easy and enjoyable as Kiva has made the lending process, it is worth noting that there is more than meets the eye. There’s a great deal of work that goes into delivering that loan into a borrower’s hands.

Small U.S. business owners and borrowers backed by Kiva tell their stories

Starting a small business proves to be a challenging, yet extremely rewarding experience. We want to celebrate just some of the risk-takers amongst our borrowers across the states!



A strong-willed woman and her storefront: Elpidia's story

As a fearless leader and caretaker, Elpidia Esther started a small business out of her home in order to fulfill the needs of her family and new neighborhood. Through her Kiva loan, she was able to expand her business with more merchandise. Her store soon began to flourish as her business boomed.