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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.
Electronics RepairUnited StatesBroken phones are Adrian’s specialty. Saving his customers money is an added bonus. Adrian is a natural when it comes to making repairs. After suffering a workplace injury,...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorMarvin needs to request a new loan to buy foliar spray, manure and pay workers to grow his corn and bean crops. Doing this he can supply his house and his clients with basi...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorJuan is 40 years old and lives in his own home with his family. He has owned a shop run from within his house for several years. He has many clients due to the variety of p...Read their story >
Milk SalesPakistanAbdul lives in Karachi. He is 42 years old, married and the father of three children. He has a milk-selling business, which he has run for the past 11 years. His wife works...Read their story >
Beauty SalonUgandaSylivia is a thirty-three-year-old married woman with four children. She lives in Bundibugyo, Uganda. She has a unisex salon in Bundibugyo town and works very hard to maint...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Megan, 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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