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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.
General StorePhilippinesGorgonia is 46 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 20,500 PHP l...Read their story >
ServicesEl SalvadorLuis runs a car wash. He used to live inthe capital of the country, where he worked as a public transportation driver. Due to the high crime rate, he decided to move to the...Read their story >
General StoreRwandaClementine is 32 years old. She is married, with four children aged between 11 and four years. Three of them go to school. Clementine has a shop and she has been runnin...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaria is 41 years old and lives in her own house together with her life partner and their 3 children - 12, 8, and 4 years old. Maria makes a living by selling a variety of...Read their story >
ServicesBoliviaGonzalo lives in Cercado. He is 25 years old and single. He is economically independent. He doesn't have his own home so he rents and he doesn't have any economic dependent...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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