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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.
Used ClothingKenyaFelix is a 36-year-old man married to Elizabeth who adds additional income to their family. They are blessed with two children. Felix has been operating a second-hand cloth...Read their story >
Food StallColombiaDurley is a woman of good character and strong will, with a great desire to get ahead and make progress for her husband and their two children. She decided to start her bus...Read their story >
Food MarketBoliviaThe comunal bank “Estrellas del Mar” will begin its third loan cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of the Centro Focal de Achacachi. It is made up of eight members and it is direct...Read their story >
General StoreAzerbaijanIlaha is 27 years old. She has been married for over 4 years and has a child who is a 2-year-old boy. They are living in Horadiz village in Fuzuli region, but the family...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesFelisa works hard to support her family. Felisa is married and has a fishing business in the Philippines. Felisa requested a PHP 29500 loan through NWTF to buy materials...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Paul, 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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