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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.
FishingEl SalvadorMarcela is 54 years old and lives in a house that she owns with her family. Marcela is very friendly and hard-working. She has been a fisherwoman for a number of years, and...Read their story >
RetailKenyaNorah is a married woman. She has 5 children. She describes herself to be honest. She operates a retail business where she sells clothes. She has been involved in this busi...Read their story >
FarmingIndiaOm Self Help Group was formed in 2013 and is composed of 10 members in a small village in Odisha. Kumari is the lady who is standing with her hand raised in the photograph....Read their story >
BakeryBoliviaCarlos is a 40-year-old man, single, no children and his business is a bakery. He is a perseverant, early-riser and punctual person in his work; he has worked on this for ...Read their story >
TailoringYemenAl- Ameara is a group which comprises four women from Sana'a, Yemen. They are requesting a loan of 200,000 YER (Yemen rials) from AMB. Amira is the leader of the group. ...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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