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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 ExpensesPalestineHassa, who is 25 years old, lives with his wife and son in Gaza. He has been working as an employee at a government institution, and is one of the people affected by the ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAdilia is 43 years old. She lives with her son. She works as a merchant selling store products wholesale. She has had her business for more than 20 years with her own capit...Read their story >
Home AppliancesKenyaPerez is a female Kiva borrower. She describes herself as simple, God-fearing and kind. She operates a retail business where she sells clothes. She describes her family...Read their story >
Fish SellingEl SalvadorDomingo is 73 years old. He never had the opportunity to go to school. He and his wife have three children. Domingo has been working buying and selling fish for eight years...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesErlinda is 57 years old and married. She has five children, one of whom is in school. Erlinda works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philip...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Artisan Creative, 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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