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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.
RetailPhilippinesSixty-four-year-old Natividad engages in buying and selling dry goods like plasticware. She has a stall inside the market place. She is married and has four grown children....Read their story >
DairyEcuadorLuis is a 20 year-old Ecuadorian man. He is single, and has lived all his life with his parents, who have given him unconditional support. However, due to a lack of fina...Read their story >
Food StallColombiaYaritza is a young female head of household, who at 18 years old is responsible for feeding her son and offering him everything, acting both as mother and father. She w...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaTatu is a married woman with four kids, three of whom attend school and the other is still too young for school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped wat...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesEl SalvadorBlanca, 45, is partnered and her life partner is employed. Two of their children study at the university, and she has a small business selling cosmetics and clothing, among...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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