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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.

Raising livestock and a family, a loan meant the difference for Martha

For Martha Magali, a mother from Peru, being able to buy a cow could mean the difference between her and a better life.