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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.
Shoe SalesJordanFasayel was born in 1981. She is a hard-working married woman who is a mother of 5. Her husband is a retired man. eight months ago, she started up a small business selling ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesNicaraguaThe solidarity group “Sangre de Cristo” (Blood of Christ) consists of three members who are responsible mothers and take care of four children among them. They are origina...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorEdmundo is 68 years old and completed up to third grade at school. He is married; his wife is a housewife. The couple's children no longer live at home and so Edmundo's wif...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasDilcia says she feels very grateful to the team at COMIXMUL cooperative, as thanks to them she and her family were able to learn about this service through which they reque...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesGrowing up in Cape Cod, Christine always had this vision of owning her own business, and therefore always sought new and innovative ideas. One day, she began to notice the ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Elizabeth, 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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