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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 SalvadorJosé is 37 years old and completed up to fifth grade. He is married; his wife is a housewife. The couple has three children all of whom are attending school in the same ham...Read their story >
CerealsEl SalvadorMaria, 60, has had a small stall for selling cereals, cookies, and baked goods for 15 years. It is based in the market that is close to her home. She has many customers who...Read their story >
Motorcycle RepairEl SalvadorDaniel is happy with the positive results he has seen following his previous loan; he used the loan to buy spare parts for motorcycles and bicycles, his business remained o...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRowena is 42 years old and married with three children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 12,000 ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesAzerbaijanElnur is a 23-year-old old single man who is a refugee and lives with his parents in an IDP settlement. For the last two years, he has been working as a gardener and sellin...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Bob Harris, 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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