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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.
FishingPhilippinesIvemy is 27 years old and married with two children who are 7 and 9 years old. She and her family live in Carles, Iloilo. Ivemy helps her husband in their fishing busin...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJulio, 56, has been living in his own house for 5 years. Thanks to his hard work and determination, he has been able to move forward. He provides security services on ...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesEmily is a very hardworking entrepreneur. She is 37 years old, married and has two children who are in school. Emily has a business buying and selling native mats in t...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoZurafete comes from an Ashkali community, which is very poor and typically has high unemployment rates. She is the mother of nine children but still manages to work carryin...Read their story >
Home AppliancesPeruFredy is a very hard-working and responsible person. He does all that he can to raise his family who are the driving force behind everything he does. At the moment he...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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