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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.
FarmingPhilippinesJulia is 62 years old and married with children. She earns a living by farming rice in the Philippines. Julia is borrowing PHP 18000 through NWTF to buy fertilizer and ...Read their story >
LivestockKenyaBarisika is 59 years old, married to Evans, and they have been blessed with three children aged 23,18 and 12 years respectively.She has been in dairy farming and also crop ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJoy is 52-years-old and married with four children. With one child still in school, Joy works very hard to provide for them. Joy runs a general store in the Philippines ...Read their story >
TransportationEl SalvadorJose is 35 years old. He lives in his own house with his life partner. He has been dedicated to offering travel in his pick-up truck for 4 years. He has many clients that p...Read their story >
SewingColombiaYuly is a enterprising woman. She is 28 years old, married and a mother to two daughters of 4 and 3 years old. During her working life she has worked as a machine operat...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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