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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.
FishingPhilippinesLibrado is 54 years old and is happily married. Librado personally sells the catch from their fishing boat in nearby municipalities. Since he became a member of Paglau...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesNicaraguaRicky Eddy works for the business "Potable Water" and has been working there for four years. He works as a security guard and works in 24 hour shifts four times a week. ...Read their story >
CobblerColombiaLuis is a 34-year-old man who lives with his family in the city of Cartagena de Indias in the north of Colombia. His household is made up of his wife and their three kids, ...Read their story >
Home Products SalesEl SalvadorRafael, thanks to the good terms the institution offers and his good results in making use of loans, is again asking for capital to buy a new freezer to store a larger a...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaMeet San. San and his four family members live in Sukabumi, a city that is located about 106 km from Jakarta. San is a micro-entrepreneur who runs a small shop that sells m...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rachel, 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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