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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.
TaxiPhilippinesMercedita is thankful for the financial assistance extended to her. She was able to buy the needed spare parts and accessories for her vehicle, and it was well maintained, ...Read their story >
SewingTajikistanZamira is a resident of the town of Konibodom. She is married and is the mother of two sons who are 19 and 15 years old, and a daughter who is ten. Currently, her elder so...Read their story >
CarpentryColombiaMauricio, 50, has his own marquetry business which he began with economic resources from his family. He learned the skill on his own and over time has been able to perfect...Read their story >
DairyIndiaAnjuma is a 26-year-old woman, married to Minu, age 32. They live in Magurmari village in a small town, Dhupguri. They have four daughters. Two of them are in class III (gr...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesEl SalvadorMaria is 42 years old and sells all kinds of personal products such as lotions, deodorant, perfume, creams, etc. She runs her business out of her home and with her earning...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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