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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.
Soft DrinksColombiaOlga's life was radically changed three years ago when she started her business. She is 54 years old and is the mother of four adult children. She lives in an area that has...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorJulio is making progress by managing the returns from his Padecomsm and Kiva loans well; his harvests are more abundant, which allows him to keep his customers satisfied an...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorRaul needs a new loan to buy fertilizer, insecticides, pesticides, and corn seed, to plant at the right time. He hopes that the harvest will be abundant and of quality, in...Read their story >
Internet CafePhilippinesDelia, 49 years old, married and the mother of three children, has been engaged in an Internet cafe business for three years. She has been a member of PMPC for eight years,...Read their story >
DairyKenyaFredrick is a smallholder dairy farmer from Thika, Kenya. He is married and has 2 children. To earn income and meet his family's needs, Fredrick, who is also a vegetable ve...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Kiva Staff, 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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