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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 ExpensesNicaraguaMarvin is a father to two children whom he supports thanks to his work as a security guard. Marvin has had some health problems but, thanks to God, he is now better to look...Read their story >
DairyEl SalvadorAdilio is 36 years old. He doesn't know how to read or write since he didn't have the opportunity to go to school. He is currently partnered and his partner takes care of...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJorge enjoys the service he has been offered and, because of the good results he gets from the loans, he decided to request another loan. He's going to invest in buying so...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaThere is no need to visit a supermarket because in Freddy's grocery store one finds a great variety of products. This is what the customers who visit his store every day th...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesAzerbaijanAliyar is married. His wife takes care of the household chores and they have two sons aged 24 & 26. His children are grown up and provide for themselves, and they live wi...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.
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