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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.
RetailNicaraguaThe recess bell announces the arrival of the children, they all wait to be served by Josefina who for three years has had a kiosk selling all sorts of candies and fruits, a...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMaria is 57 years old and lives in her own home with her three daughters. The oldest of them work and helps her economically. She has owned a small store located in her pla...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaBatrobah's Group includes 13 farmers from the Kakamega North District. She is the group leader, is 38 years old, is married with three children. Batrobah has been a farmer...Read their story >
Food StallColombiaThis humble 42-year-old woman wants to ask for a loan to purchase a variety of candies and snacks, all of which she has in this humble business which can be appreciated in ...Read their story >
Butcher ShopEl SalvadorDaisi is 48 years old. She lives in her own house with her husband and their two children. She has had a business as a butcher and meat vendor for 11 years. Her business i...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jonathan, 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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