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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.
Decorations SalesColombiaMario, 63, along with his wife attend to a family business in the sale of beauty products. They are there Monday through Saturday the whole workday. They have had this bu...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorNelson, who is 35 years old, lives in his own house along with his life companion and their two children, a girl of 12 and a boy of 4. He is a man who for a long time has m...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaThis is Isaac. He is married and has five children. He is involved in vegetable farming, and he grows cabbage, kale and spinach. The horticulture business has shown a lot o...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanAinura is 42 years old, married and has three children. She has a secondary-level education and she is a very responsible and hard working woman. Since 1990 she has been i...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSenegalThis group is composed of women from the same neighborhood and united by good social and professional ties. The group’s official, Ms. Binta, is a married woman, aged 30, an...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jordan, 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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