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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 MarketHondurasDarwin, 26 years old, is single and lives with his sister in the municipality of Quimistán, Santa Barbara. Previously, he helped his father milling corn and 5 years ago he ...Read their story >
Food MarketNicaraguaThe El Arca de Noe II support group is made up of three members: Petrona García, Maribel García and Jesús Roque. All of them are married and they have five children under t...Read their story >
RetailKenyaVictor is a married man with two children. He describes himself to be determined. He operates a retail business where he sells ground nuts. He has been involved in this bus...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanShazia is a 42-year-old married woman. She has eight children. She is a vigorous lady, and for the past 10 years she has been running a cloth purchase and sale business. Sh...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMarisol is 39 years old and lives in her own home with her three sons, ages 17, 13 and 9, and with her daughter, age 15. Marisol has been making articles of clothing fo...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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