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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.
AgricultureEl SalvadorJosé is married and lives with his wife who is 48 years old and his 11 year old daughter. He is the pillar of the family. He has to provide what is needed in his household....Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaA citizen of Battambang province, Chatra is 33 years old. She has two children and they are still in school. For her household, rice farming has been the sole source of her...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaSakhom is 42 years old, a farmer and a married woman with three children. Two of her children work in a garment factory and another is a student. Her husband is a farmer, f...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaLilian is a married woman. She describes herself to be determined. She operates a retail business where she sells clothes. She has been involved in this business for three ...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesPhilippinesSusana is 68 years old and lives in Map-an, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. She is married with 10 children now at their adult age. Susana earns a living from coconut shell...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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