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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.
Construction SuppliesYemenWa'ad is a group which consists of four women and a man. All the members of the group are very dynamic and active. They live in the city of Taiz, Yemen. They applied for a...Read their story >
Goods DistributionColombiaElkin is an entrepreneur who has the pleasure of traveling on routes through Colombia and participating as an intermediary. Thanks to his skills and love of work he was ab...Read their story >
General StoreKenyaNaum is 27 years old, married, and together with her spouse they have been blessed with one child. She runs a retail shop and has been in this business for 6 years. She...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorRafael, 69, is married and has three children, all of them in school. He was only able to study up to fourth grade. His wife and children live with him and are his only d...Read their story >
ServicesPeruWilmer is 36 years old, cohabitating, has 2 children and lives with his family in a rural area in the Oyotun district of the Chiclayo province in the Lambayeque region of ...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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