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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 SalvadorElevi, 30, studied until the 9th grade and his wife is a stay at home mom. Two of their three children are in school. Elevi has worked in carpentry for seven years since...Read their story >
DairyEl SalvadorMilton is 35 years old, has a partner, and only studied until intermediate. He only has one child. He gets up at 5:00am together with his partner and son, who help him ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaManuela lives in a region called Esquipula. She is a married mother of three school-aged children. Her husband works as a taxi driver in the city. She is a kitchen manager ...Read their story >
Shoe SalesLiberiaNillie D. lives in the Airport area of Margibi County. She is married and has 3 children between the ages of 7 and 15; all of them are in school and living at home. Nilli...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGeorgiaEkaterine, who is 31 years old and a married woman, lives in the village of Dirbi. She has a husband, two school-aged sons and one infant. The family's significant source o...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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