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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 StoreEl SalvadorJacqueline is 21 years old. She lives in her own house with her life partner and her three-year-old son. She is a woman who, thanks to her efforts and tenacity, has managed...Read their story >
AgriculturePeruGilber is a very entrepreneurial person, with the will to get his family ahead. He has made a living for more than 10 years in agriculture in his hometown, San Martín. The ...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesMaria is a 55-year-old married woman and a mother of two children from Leyte, Philippines. Maria runs a sari-sari or retail store business selling various goods and items t...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorGuillermo is 69 years old. He is a farmer in his area. He went to school up to high school, and later started working in agriculture because that is what he has liked most ...Read their story >
PropertyPeruNazario is an enterprising young man who loves his family and supports them unconditionally. He works as a day laborer for a company in his native city of Santiago. In his ...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.
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