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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.
Home AppliancesPeruFredy is a very hard-working and responsible person. He does all that he can to raise his family who are the driving force behind everything he does. At the moment he...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorThe young man whose face has been pixelated is 29 years old and lives in a high-risk zone. He has worked in agriculture for 5 years, sowing corn and beans. He sells his pro...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaRebecca is 26 years old and lives in the town of Lyatonde in the Mbarara region of Uganda. She is married and has one child who is currently in school. For the past three y...Read their story >
Grocery StoreIndiaJetun, aged 29, shown here with her hand raised, is the group leader of “Amiran Mahila Samuha” Self-Help Group with other five women in Rupsagr village, in Deoghar district...Read their story >
RestaurantPakistanAbida is a 33-year-old woman, residing in Lahore, Pakistan. She looks after her family which consists of three children as well. Her husband has been running a restaurant f...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Eric, 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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