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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.
Clothing SalesKenyaMajaliwa appreciates her previous Kiva loan, which improved her living standards. She is requesting a loan of 30,000 Kenya shillings (KES) to purchase bales of clothes ...Read their story >
FarmingHondurasDoña María is 46 years of age and earns her living in farming, specializing in papaya cultivation. She completed primary school, she is married, and she and her husband hav...Read their story >
VehicleEl SalvadorGraciela studied up to the ninth form at the local school. She has a partner and they have two children who are underage and live with them. She makes sweetcorn tamales and...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesVelenda is 36 years old and married, with three children, all of whom are in school. She works very hard to provide for them. Velenda runs a general store in the Philipp...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaPaul is 31 years old, single and supports his mother. He sells new clothes in Marigat town and has been in the business for a period of 14 years, earning an income of 31,00...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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