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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.
RetailColombiaKaroll, age 32, sells a variety of items such as perfumes and cosmetics. She has been doing this since 2007, when she built up her first client base by selling a few cheap ...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesThelma is 51 years old, married, and lives at Tudela, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She raises pigs for a living. She obtained the capital from Paglaum PC to pu...Read their story >
RetailColombiaOctavio is a man who found a way of offering his family a better life by selling umbrellas, remote controls, batteries, and accessories for mobile phones in the street. His...Read their story >
Food MarketTajikistanZilola is a hard working young woman. She is 24 years old and married. She and her husband, Firuz, have two children. Her son Faridun is five and her daughter Nozia is t...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorLeonidas is 54 years old. He is very dedicated to his job. He is a farmer, and he only completed the 5th grade in school. He didn't complete school because of the financial...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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