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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.
CattleVietnamMrs. Phong, born in 1975, is a Thai ethnic person. She lives with her husband and her two children in Mai Son district, Son La province. Her family has a small farm raisin...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorVictor of 63 years old lives in his own home with his family and partner. He is a man who strives every day to support the family finances through his work as a builder whi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKyrgyzstanErkeaiym repaid her previous loan early and is grateful for all the Kiva investors who helped her. She used the loan for its intended purpose and currently has two cows and...Read their story >
Mobile PhonesEl SalvadorCarlos is 27 and lives at his own home with his 2 1/2-year-old daughter. For living, Carlos buys and sells phones and accessories, and is able to support his household and ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl Salvador43 year-old Ana lives in her own home along with her life partner and 2 children, aged 10 and 13 years. She is a hard-working woman who for the last 3 years has earned a li...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like David, 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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