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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.
Clothing SalesJordanHasan is a 33-year-old married lady and a mother of five sons and daughters. Her husband sells vegetables. Hasan decided to help her husband in covering their children's ne...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorJose is 40 years old, he is a day laborer, he has two children of 10 and 13 years old. He only studied up to first grade, his partner does the household chores. Jose wor...Read their story >
Beauty SalonColombiaLiliana is a very entrepreneurial woman who has worked hard and clearly with the help of lenders like those in Kiva, people with good hearts. She was able to open a barber...Read their story >
FarmingIndiaGirija is a 36-year-old lady who lives with her husband, parents-in-law, and three children in a small village in Odisha, India. In the picture, the lady standing with her ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorNicolasa is 41 years old. She lives in her own house with her life's companion and their 3 daughters, aged 16, 13 and 6. She is an enterprising woman who earns her living s...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jens, 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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