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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 StallTanzaniaWitress is among the Kakakuona Group members who joined in 2008. She is a good member of her group, paying her credits well. She is married, in her early thirties, and live...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPeruThe member belongs to the YUPANCCA Communal Bank. The bank is located in the district of Vilcabamba, belonging to La Convención Province in Cusco Department. The member,...Read their story >
Fish SellingEl SalvadorSantos is giving unconditional support to her partner to meet the basic needs of his family. She does this with the profits she generates from selling shellfish, which she ...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesTeresita operates a motor transport business. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of 300 Philippine Pesos (PHP) in sales ev...Read their story >
ServicesBoliviaAntonio is married and has two children. He lives in La Paz in a finely finished house belonging to his parents. Antonio makes a living as an office worker and needs a loan...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Abraham, 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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