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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.
AgricultureHondurasNancy is a 22-year-old young woman who is hard-working, respectful, responsible, and with a strong desire to get ahead. She is a single mom with one young child. Thanks to...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaSerila is a member of Amua GRP Group in Kakamega North District. She is pictured here in a group of 9 One Acre Fund group leader farmers. The group leaders represent a to...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAlexander is 46 years old and lives in his own home with his wife and two children (ages 17 and 11). He is a bricklayer who is well-known for his experience. Alexander is...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSantos, 57, lives with his life partner and his children. He makes a living growing corn and beans. He has been in agriculture for a long time, so he has a lot of experie...Read their story >
General StoreTimor-LesteA $1,000 loan is offered to Angelina to improve her business. She opened her kiosk in 2013 with her own working capital. She will use the loan to buy inventory to keep in h...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Philipp, 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 Philipp, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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