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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.
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorBuenaventura is a 74-year-old farmer. He reached an academic level of fifth grade in primary school. He is married and has two children who are already married, and one of ...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaLyudmila is a farmer from the village of Shaghat in the Syuniq region. She lives with her husband, who receives a retirement pension. To supplement this and to earn an inco...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorNely is 35 years old and lives in her own house with her 2 children, a 13-year-old young woman and a 5-year-old boy. She is a woman who, thanks to her efforts and tenacity,...Read their story >
Food StallNicaraguaJustina is 48 years old. She is married and has two children, one of them who is already independent. She is a native of Chinandega, but she lives in Managua. She started h...Read their story >
RetailTajikistanSomina was born in 1965. She is a vendor at a street market, and she sells various goods on a retail basis, such as socks, underwear, scarves and many other small items. ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Angel Maria, 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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