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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.
DairyKenyaMeet Francis, a well established farmer located in the Ndaragwa area of Central Kenya, where he lives with his wife and 5 children. He has been farming for the past 20 year...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGuatemalaSr. César Agusto is 38 years old, married, and has a third grade education. He has six children, four of whom are in school. César Agusto is a merchant who sells clothes ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorJose is married and has three children, ages 21, 13, and 3. He lives in his own home. His business consists of selling clothing for men, women, boys and girls. He also prov...Read their story >
CafeKenyaJoyce is a married mother who lives in Kisauni. She sells food and is helped by her family. She always struggles to improve her food-selling business, trying to sell mor...Read their story >
VehicleEl SalvadorNoé is 29 years old, he has been married for 5 years, and he is the father of a 9-year-old son who attends the first grade. He has lived with his wife for 8 years. She wo...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Gerv, 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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