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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.
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorGloria is a 38 year old housewife with a third grade education. She is a common-law wife and has two children, 15 and 18; one is already a common-law wife and the other is...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweSidilia is a 19-year-old mother from the Chiredzi District of Zimbabwe. She is a weekly Camfed Learner Guide volunteer, teaching life-skills education to young students. Ad...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesNicaraguaSilvania, 55, is married and has a daughter who has a degree since 2004. Silvania lives in the city of Chichigalpa, also called the city of rum and sugar. She is a determin...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesBeninThis group consists of three people who live in the same neighborhood. Their representative is Hickmanth Modjissola, the member seen in the center and wearing a jacket. She...Read their story >
General StorePeruLuis is an enterprising young man, 21 years old and single, who lives in Guadalupe with his family. He currently is studying accounting at the university and it is goin...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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Jonathan, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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