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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 StoreBoliviaSixta is a 63 year old woman. She lives with her spouse. She has a son and her business is a neighborhood store with products for basic needs. She is independent, a hard wo...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorManuel is 42 years old and works in agriculture. He could not study as his parents did not have sufficient economic resources to pay for his studies. He has worked in agric...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaRosa is a warrior with great desire and motivation to work. She is 58 years old and separated from her husband. She has two children. She does not have to ask anything of a...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesNorma is 48 years old and married with five children, one of whom is in school. She works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippines and...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaIvan lives with his wife and their only child in East Bandung, in West Java, Indonesia.
Ivan runs a small shop that sells snack, drinks, consumer daily products...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like MaritaR, 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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