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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.
General StoreNicaraguaZacarías is a hard-working man. A native of Waspan, he is 45 years old and married with 3 young children. He established a grocery store 11 years ago with the goal of havin...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesBoliviaPastor is married and has no children. He rents a house in the city of El Alto. He studied up to secondary school. His wife is a homemaker. He needs the loan to buy c...Read their story >
ConstructionGuatemalaRoberto is helping to build the country of eternal spring and development. He is 55 years old, married and has 8 children. 6 of his children already have their own families...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaFatuma is 38 years old and lives in the town of Mbarara in the Mbarara region of Uganda. She is married and has three children who are all currently in school. For the past...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorLevis is 29 years old and studied until the third year of his degree. Now, he is married, and his partner is dedicated to household work. They still don’t have children, si...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Marta, 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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