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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.
LivestockEl SalvadorOscar is 34 years old. He studied up to the eighth form only, because his parents had no means to keep sending him to school, which is why he became a farmer and a merchant...Read their story >
Spare PartsPhilippinesLelanie sells motor spare parts and accessories to earn a living. She has been running her business in her local community for more than seven years. She earns a sustainabl...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe ten members of the Jiguisseme G Group are married women who are, on average, 36 years old and have two children. Most of them live in traditional families in the commu...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 34 years old and lives in her own home with her life companion and her children. She has been working in a company for 5 years that is close to her home. This allo...Read their story >
ConstructionUnited StatesTravis is no stranger to getting his hands dirty. Working in construction for the last 15 years, he and his team are experts at every kind of job, from landscaping and maso...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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