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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.
AgricultureColombiaNoel has outlined his two-year-goal and it is to buy his own plot of land for growing crops and to start building a his own farm. This will not be an easy task and will tak...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesColombiaMaria is a very hard working person. Thanks to her hard work every day, she has been able to get her 5 children ahead, offering then a good quality education. Maria is...Read their story >
LivestockUgandaEmmanuel is a hardworking forty-year-old married man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He deals in livestock and also runs a retail shop. He started this business in order to edu...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorLilian needs a new loan in order to buy blouses, shirts, skirts, pants, undergarments, among other clothing items, in order to continue maintaining her clothing sales in th...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorAlcides is 43 years old. He went to school through sixth grade, due to the fact that only he was living with his parents and he had to work to be able to support the househ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Michael, 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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