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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMoises, 27, lives in his own house with his sister and a one-year-old nephew. He works as an employee in a local institution which provides him with an income to help with ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreHondurasSr. J. Noe is 44 years old, married, and has four children. He lives with his wife and children in the neighborhood of La Flecha, Santa Bárbara.
J. Noe has al...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRubelyn, age 35, runs a general store business to earn an income. She has been in this business for a year and sells a variety of items such as detergent soap, shampoo, can...Read their story >
Food StallKenyaClementina is a married woman with two children, all of whom attend school. She lives at her own house that has electricity, but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expen...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTajikistanOkibat was born in 1971 in the city of Isfara, in the rural settlement Kulkent, into a working family. After finishing school, she got married right away to her loved one. ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Adam, 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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