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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 StoreGuatemala41-year-old Lorenzo is married with two children living in Suchitepéquez. The first one is 9 years old and a student at the school in the community. The second is 1 year ol...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesLorna is a married woman with four children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. She is 44 years old and has one child who is currently in school.
Lorna has ...Read their story >
TaxiPeruThe members belong to the communal bank "Llapanchis Purisunchis." This bank is located in the district of Cusco, in the province of Cusco, in the department of Cusco. Th...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaFeresta is 35 years old and lives in the town of Mbarara in the Mbarara region of Uganda. She is married and has 3 children with 2 of them currently in school. For the past...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMongoliaMr. Bayar, 48 years old, lives with his wife in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. He has been transporting goods using his light truck since 2009. His wife is a pr...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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