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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.
Fruits & VegetablesNicaraguaThis loan group has four members who are successful in their working lives.The group is coordinated by 33-year-old Maritza. She is married and makes a living selling fruits...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesEmily is 44 years old and married with three children who are all in school. Emily works very hard to provide for them. Emily's business and family home was destroyed by...Read their story >
FishingColombiaMarina is a hard-wrking and determined woman who, with her husband, works taking care of farms, specifically those that raise fish. When they moved, they saw in this region...Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaLuz Benigna, age 49, is a hard-working woman. She is the single mother of her 14-year-old son. He has been her motivation to excel. She has had a grocery store for seven...Read their story >
FarmingTajikistanManzura is a beautiful mother of five children. She is 38 years old. She has two sons and two daughters. The oldest son is 18 years old; he works in the Russian Federation....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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