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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.
FarmingKenyaJames, pictured above, has been a farmer for 20 years, and is now proud to represent his group of 14 farmers in Matete District. He is 54 years old, is married and has seve...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaElizabeth is 32 years old and is often described as a very hardworking individual. She has four children and is married. As a group leader, Elizabeth is representing her gr...Read their story >
Grocery StoreEl SalvadorMaría says that she has her business which is a store and the sales of a variety of food with the help of loans. But she has used the income that this has generated as subs...Read their story >
CattleKenyaChristine is 49 years old. She has won the love of all of her neighbors because of her kindness and good sense of humor. She loves her family, which is the primary reason s...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKyrgyzstanPatila successfully repaid her previous loan, after using it for its intended purpose. She is thankful to Kiva and to all the lenders who helped her obtain this financing....Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Blake Swopes, 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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