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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.
Home EnergyEl SalvadorSantos is a 55-year-old man. He didn't have the opportunity to go to school. He is married, and his wife takes care of the domestic duties. They have produced 10 children i...Read their story >
DairyKenyaMeet Dorcas, a resident of the Eldoret area of North Rift Kenya. She is a farmer and is married and with four children all of whom are of school age. She is a mixed farmer ...Read their story >
ManufacturingPakistanHanifan, 40 years old, is the mother of three children. Her husband conducts a small firm in which he has installed a few compression molding machines. He takes orders for ...Read their story >
Home Products SalesYemenThis group is called Hamoudi. It consists of four ladies who reside in the same area. They live in Hodiedah, Yemen. This group has requested financial aid from AMB to boost...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesTanzaniaGetruda sells women's clothes and jewelry to earn her living. She sells such items as women's underwear, dresses, blouses, necklaces, and a variety of handbags. Getruda has...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Lauren, 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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