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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorWilfredo is a 31 year old hardworking young man. He has served in the national civilian police for over 10 years. Wilfredo lives with his wife, his mother and his sister. C...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesColombiaMaryory, 27, wants to move forward with her project of purchasing merchandise such as clothing, perfumes, and others, for her sales counter. She seeks to generate income to...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaTutaweza is a Nuru International group of eight farmers in the Kuria West district of Kenya. The members joined the group to acquire skills and knowledge on improved farmin...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPeruMiguel is a 21-year-old young man who has his own business selling vegetables in his district's market. He has done this for two years. With the fruit of his small busine...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanMahfiza is 38 years old. She is married. Her husband is working abroad. Mahfiza and her children live at her parents' house. She practices animal breeding there. Mahfiza ha...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Roland, 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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