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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría, 61, lives in a house of her own together with her three children, who help her with the home expenses. She is a hardworking woman who decided to get ahead with her c...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaRatha is 28 years old and married with three children. To make a living, she has been growing cassava and working for others for a fee for seven years. The current business...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl Salvador39-year-old Dolores has been selling staple grains for several years. With the money from the sales, she manages to settle some of her household expenses. She lives with he...Read their story >
ServicesBoliviaJuan Carlos is single, has a son who he supports morally and economically on a monthly basis. He rents in an area that has all the basic services and in which he has lived ...Read their story >
BakeryEl SalvadorThis young man’s image was pixilated because he is 22 years old and lives in a high risk area. He has been making and selling sweet bread and French bread in his bakery, l...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Liz, 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.
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