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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.
HardwareNicaraguaLaura is independent, enterprising, and hardworking. She has fought for 18 years to keep her business going, with which she manages to care for her 2 youngest children, age...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMarta, 47, works as a street vendor selling girl's clothing. She has been in business for 18 years and, thus, has acquired much experience and many customers who prefer he...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweYeukai lives in the Mudzi District of Zimbabwe. As a Camfed Learner Guide, Yeukai works as a volunteer with a class of students at a local secondary school teaching life sk...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweTariro is 28 years old and living in Zimbabwe’s Buhera District. To earn a living, she sells clothing at a local flea market. In her spare time, Tariro also volunteers as a...Read their story >
Beauty SalonTanzaniaAmina, in her thirties, is married and has three children, one very young and the other two in school. She has been managing a restaurant serving food such as breakfast, lu...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Deborah, 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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