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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.
FarmingSamoaLitia is 29 years old and married with two children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She ha...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesAldin learned about Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative in 2008. He has accessed loans and tried his luck at doing a business focusing on his farming activities. He is thankf...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesGrowing up in Lima, Peru, Carmen always dreamed of owning her own business. “I wanted to achieve the American dream,” Carmen said. “I knew that if I worked hard and stayed ...Read their story >
BakerySamoaMoavinimoa is a 38-year-old married woman with six children. She runs a small business making and selling pancakes at the market and in her community to earn a living. She ...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMarta is 33 years old and has a store located in her place of residence. She has a lot of clients due to the variety of products and her good prices. Marta lives in her own...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Hannes, 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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