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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.
FarmingPhilippinesNestor is married with 6 children. Nestor is 52 years old and lives in Palomoc, Titay, Zamboanga del Norte. Nestor is a farmer and and has a garden planted with differen...Read their story >
Grocery StoreKenyaPaul is a married man with 6 children. He describes himself as focused. He operates a retail business where he sells flour, sugar, salt, and other items, and has been invol...Read their story >
VehicleEl SalvadorRafael, a 62 year old man, lives with his two daughters and wife. Over time, he has tried to help his daughters get ahead. One of them is 14 years old and suffers an illne...Read their story >
RetailKenyaMoses is a married man. He has 5 children with ages ranging from 10 years to 18 years. He describes himself as goal oriented. He operates a retail business where he sel...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesPhilippinesMerlinda works hard to support her family. She is married and has a buy-and-sell charcoal business in the Philippines. She requested a PHP 18,000 loan through NWTF to pu...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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Justin, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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