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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.
FarmingGhanaAkwasi is a 25 year old energetic farmer. He is a single and lives in Dobidi Nkwanta in the Atebubu-Amantin District in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. Akwasi has been fa...Read their story >
ManufacturingPhilippinesFrancisco has been selling lampakanay (Typha orientalis) products for many years and was successful in improving them. He had successfully repaid his previous loan used for...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMary sells clothing for men, women and children. She works from from six in the morning until four in the afternoon. She used to watch her mother do this activity when she ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSonia, 35, has two daughters, ages 17 and 13, and a son, 14. She's a single mother who earns a living and supports the household budget by selling French bread and pan dul...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesBenewelfa is 50 years old and married with four children. She is in the agricultural business, farming vegetables in the Philippines. Benewelfa requested a PHP 12,000 l...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Gio, 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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