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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.
AgricultureColombiaWorkers who are happy, respectful and collaborative -- these are some of the values country people have, these men who work the earth so that thousands of people can benefi...Read their story >
SewingColombiaZaida, at 64 years of age, is a hardworking and thriving woman. She always goes in search of opportunities that will allow her to improve. For many years she has worked ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesArlyn is a 41-year-old married woman who operates a sari-sari (variety) store. She sells items such as noodles, sugar, eggs, spices, soap, soft drinks, coffee, and biscuits...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAna, who is 38 years old, is a hard-working woman who goes out every day at a very early hour to receive the fish that her husband gathers from the lake in order to then go...Read their story >
FlowersPhilippinesMadis finds pleasure in doing her gardening activities. Not only is she doing her hobby, she earns an income as well. At the age of 61 and widowed, she busies herself t...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jenn, 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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