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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 ExpensesNicaraguaMarcelo: He is a persevering man, originally from Waspam. He is 37 years old, married, and has four school-aged children. However, more than five years ago he moved to the ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreBoliviaPaulino lives with his partner and has five children. He lives in La Paz in a brick and mortar house which he owns. Paulino is retired, but he has an economic activity. He ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreZimbabwePamela is a 21-year-old businesswoman. She is married and resides in the Muzarabani District of Zimbabwe. She has been successfully operating a grocery shop for over a year...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesGerson is 40 years old. He is very responsible with his household obligations and he has always been known to provide the best for his family. He currently lives with his w...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorPedro, 42, lives with his 13-year-old son. He's a hardworking man who has earned his living for three years working in a store he runs in his house. Pedro wants to fini...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Katy, 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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