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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.
Farm SuppliesEcuadorMónica is 34 years old and lives in a common-law marriage with her partner and and child in the Ventanas Provincia De los Rios Canton. The members of VRC Cevallos work in a...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesHondurasAda is 42 years old, a single mother with her own house and two children dependent on her. She lives in the Trojes community in eastern Honduras. Ada has been in business f...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorMaría is 36 years old and lives with her husband. She is a very responsible and hard-working person, and has been making a living selling sweet bread for five years. María ...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorJosé lives with his family: his wife and one of his children, age 17. He works raising cattle and pigs. They all work together, beginning at a very early hour everyday. ...Read their story >
General StorePeruJuana is 59 years old and lives in her own house with her daughter and grandson in Saña District, a community with a hot climate and whose population works in agriculture, ...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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