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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.
ClothingEl SalvadorSarai is 33 years old and the mother of two children, ages 17 and 14. From Monday to Friday they attend the school that is a half an hour bus ride away. Sarai went as f...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaAlyeris is a single mother of 2 who earns a living selling silver jewelry and clothing in the street, through orders, and from her home. She needs to improve her house so ...Read their story >
General StorePakistanSadeeqan is 44 years old married lady and is running a small general store in her community for many years. She offers a variety of grocery items at a reasonable price and...Read their story >
Auto RepairParaguayAntonio is a tire mechanic who puts a lot of sacrifice and effort into his work. He used his first loan to buy car washing equipment to expand his business. It has helped...Read their story >
DairyKenyaJob lives in Kisii with his wife and three children, all of whom are of school-going age. He has been doing farming for the past six years. His primary income source is fro...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Justin, 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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