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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.
AgricultureColombiaMaría is a hard-working mother of 6 children. She takes care of her store selling basic food items and recharging cellphones. She also buys coffee that her neighbors grow w...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesTeresita earns a living from transportation services and rental. For many years, Teresita has earned well and improved the business. Her earnings goes to sustain their dai...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorNain wants to continue growing corn, that will help him to have an income that he will use to cover family expenses. He is requesting for a new loan to buy fertilizer, fung...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorReina is requesting additional capital so that she can invest in the purchase of farming supplies. She will also buy shoes to sell, pay her workers, and rent a plot of lan...Read their story >
BlacksmithAzerbaijanKanan is a 29-year-old man, who is married and the father of two children. He lives in the Baku region with his family, but for over 20 years they have been IDPs (Internall...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jennie Armato, 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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