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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 StorePhilippinesFortunata is 56 years old and widowed with three children, one of whom is in school. Fortunata works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Phili...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorSaúl, 45 years old, lives in his own home with his family group. He has made a living from coffee seedlings for many years. He is an honorable and hard-working person. The ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaVilma Yolida is 49 years old. She is a person who really want to get ahead with her family, which is her and her two children who are grown and on their own. She is a teach...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaVy is 32 years old and lives with her husband and two children in a rural village of the Kam Rieng district. Rice farming and cassava growing have been the main sources of ...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesDelton started True Green Cleaning Service with the mission of providing his customers with quality services. He started his cleaning company 20 years ago, and has gained a...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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