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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.
ConstructionUnited StatesTravis is no stranger to getting his hands dirty. Working in construction for the last 15 years, he and his team are experts at every kind of job, from landscaping and maso...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUnited StatesIslam is a young entrepreneur from Egypt. He is married. Islam is the sole proprietor of Wemok, a business located in a cart in the hallways of the Annapolis Mall. The busi...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUnited StatesJay is a true San Diego original. Way back in grade school, Jay made a name for himself among his classmates by painting denim jackets and selling them for $20. Jay enjoyed...Read their story >
RetailUnited StatesWhen Ricardo moved to the United States from Brazil with his wife and children, he needed a way to earn an income. A natural salesman, he noticed many granite businesses op...Read their story >
TransportationUnited StatesJohn’s background in the military taught him many skills – organization, planning and teamwork. His former role as an automated logistical specialist taught him procedures ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Alex, 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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