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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.
FarmingSamoaMele is a 41-year-old woman with 4 children. She runs a small plantation and vegetable garden business, selling her produce to the members of her community and also to the ...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaNoel has outlined his two-year-goal and it is to buy his own plot of land for growing crops and to start building a his own farm. This will not be an easy task and will tak...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesRosita is 39 years old, married, and has three children who are in school. She is in the agricultural business of pig fattening in the Philippines. Rosita has been in pig f...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesElizabeth is widowed and the mother of five children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur who is 52 years old and has one child who is still in school. She earns a livin...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaCarolina has worked all her life with her father in a mechanical workshop belonging to her father. With much sacrifice and loans from Afodenic through Kiva and with the he...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Larry & Helen, 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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