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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.
PigsArmeniaArsen is 44 years old, married, and has three children. He lives in the village Achajur in Tavush region. Arsen and his wife are engaged in swine breeding and fruit gardeni...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorGumercindo, 24, comes from a modest family with a lot of economic limitations. Among his siblings, he was the one who managed to go to school the longest (fourth grade). ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEcuadorLuis is a responsible young man. At the age of 20, he started his business of selling clothes. He takes orders and travels door-to-door in the city of Carmelo. Luis has ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesCristita is 58 years old and lives in San Roque, Panaon, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is married with four children. Cristita earns a living from the income of ...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesTita is 53 years old, married and has two children. She is in the agricultural business doing pig fattening in the Philippines. Tita requested a PHP 16,000 loan through...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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