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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSalvador is 53 years old, and he works providing security services in a company near his area. In this way, he earns a living and supports his home. With the goal of pr...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaJosé Elmer makes a living selling cheese and cream in bulk. He works with his wife; his children are now independent adults. José wants to improve his living conditions and...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaNurmala runs a small stall selling mobile phone airtime credits. Nurmala lives west of Bandung, a semi-urban area about three hours from Jakarta. Nurmala is married and li...Read their story >
CattleEl SalvadorJosé lives with his life companion and their two daughters. He raises cattle and pigs, but he also cultivates basic grains. These activities provide food, as well as gene...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaBebed runs a small stall which sells mobile phone airtime credits. Bebed lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Bebed is single and lives with ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Andrew, 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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