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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.
FarmingCambodiaLeab lives in a remote area of the Kampong Cham province’s Cheung Prey district. She is 54 years old and the mother of six children. Nowadays, she does rice farming as the ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMaribel is 50 years old. She llives in her own home with her family group. She has sold tortillas and also worked in artisanal fishing for 24 years. Thanks to her work, she...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesSierra LeoneMabinty is a 37-year-old businesswoman. She is a member of “Rambo” Solidarity Group with four women. Mabinty sells charcoal to many households that depend on her charcoal a...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesDorina is a married woman and a mother of two young children ages two and seven from Bien Unido, Bohol. She has been engaged in a fishing business together with her husband...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorGricelda has decided to ask for a new loan because of the good service that the institution has given her. She feels like they back her when she needs it. With this capital...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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