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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueFatima is 52 years old. She is a widow and has four adult children who live at home and help her with everyday expenses. She lives in her own home thanks to her business pr...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesNicaraguaIris Eneyda is a young woman who has worked as an analyst in a private production company in the city of León for ten years. She starts her work day at seven in the morning...Read their story >
RetailSenegalThis group was set up on 1st December 2008 and is made up of four women who live in the same neighborhood and are linked together by good social and professional relationsh...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaDiego is a 35-year-old farmer who was raised in the fields; he learned his trade thanks to his parents and today he grows tree tomatoes for a living. Diego is a man wh...Read their story >
RetailKenyaSimon is 43 years old and married, and together with his spouse they have been blessed with 8 children. He sells cereals as well as livestock and has been in this business ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jennifer, 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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