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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 SalvadorRosario is 27 and lives in a house of her own with her husband and their children (aged 9 and 2). She is very hard-working and knows how to plan for the future. She does ev...Read their story >
Food StallSamoaAlaisa is a 44-year-old widow with 8 children. She runs a small canteen business and sells chips to the members of her community, especially to school children. She has be...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesSamoaOlataga is 32 years old and unmarried with 6 children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorAna is 59 years old and lacks education. She is married, and her partner works at selling clothing (his own business). She has no children and no one else lives with her. S...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorCandelaria, age 31, was in school up to grade 9. She is single with two children who attend the local school Candelaria is employed in a store that sells various product...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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