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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.
Clothing SalesZimbabweMary is a 25-year-old married mother of one from the Mt. Darwin District, Zimbabwe. Mary volunteers as a Camfed Learner Guide; she teaches life skills education in local sc...Read their story >
Renewable Energy ProductsKenyaJosephine is a 33 year old woman living in Rongo village, a rural area in Western Kenya. She is married with three children. She is a woman who juggles family, education an...Read their story >
Home Products SalesBoliviaPaola is married and has a son. She lives in La Paz in a brick and cement house where she pays rent. Paola is a beauty consultant, sells televisions and works in a state en...Read their story >
FishingEl SalvadorMaria, 35 years old, is very much a fighter. She was not able to finish school due to the economic situation in which her family lived. She lives with two children, who cur...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaDauda is a Babban Gona farmer from Chiroma. Dauda expressed that he is driven by one goal; to “become the most profitable farmer in my community.” It is the desire to fulfi...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Andre, 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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