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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.
Grocery StorePhilippinesCelzo is a very patient and loving father of six who is married. Celzo has managed a store for eight years. According to him, his store is open from 5 in the morning to...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesFilipina is 61-years-old and married with seven children. She works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 25,000...Read their story >
General StoreTimor-LesteVeonica is applying for a loan of $800. She will use the loan to buy sugar, coffee, candles, slippers, and other items to sell. She opened her kiosk two years ago with a wo...Read their story >
LivestockKenyaThis is Mbugua who is still happily married to Mary and their children who are also doing well. Mbugua is in the livestock farming and motorbike transport business with ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorGerónimo is 50 years old and lives in his own home with his 12-year-old daughter and his life partner. Geronimo is a very hard-working man and 14 years ago learned the cons...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.
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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