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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.
LivestockEl SalvadorJulio is 48 years old. He has a 9th grade education and is married. His wife is a homemaker and they have two children. One is studying at the university; their daughter is...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAida is a 51-year-old mother of two who helps her husband earn a living by operating their own retail store while he works in a private company as a construction worker. Fo...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 36 years old. She lives in her own home with her life's companion, two 3 year old daughters (twins) and her 7 year old son. María has worked selling beverages and ...Read their story >
Food MarketSenegalDoor Waar is a group composed of five persons who live in the same district and who gather together as needed. AISSA is the president. She is a young woman, 27 years old, a...Read their story >
Phone AccessoriesPeruNury, a young women of 23, is very charismatic and keen to get ahead. She wakes up very early every morning to open shop. She sells mobile phones and phone accessories, a b...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Cassie, Jase, & Kirsten, 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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