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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.
Fish SellingEl SalvadorNicolás, 57, lives in his own home with his life partner and his two children, ages 16 and 9. He's a hardworking man who makes an effort to support his family selling sh...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMargie is 51 years old and married with four children, one of whom is in school. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Margie has a dry goods business in the Philip...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesEl SalvadorRosa is 38 years old and lives with her husband and her two children. She makes a living selling products in catalogues and shoes, and making artificial flowers. She has ov...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorLuís is 32 years old, has his school diploma and is married. His partner does the housework and also sells lotions and cosmetics. He has a son who lives with him. Luís h...Read their story >
Grocery StoreHondurasDoris de Jesús, 48 years old, lives with her husband and has one son who depends on her. She lives in the community of San Lorenzo to the south of Honduras and has been ded...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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Liz, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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