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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.
AgricultureEl SalvadorMaría went to school up to the second grade. She is married and they have four children. Her husband works in agriculture. All of her children are married and she lives alo...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLucita is 52 years old and married with one child. Lucita works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippines and has been in this business ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a married parent of three children, Hanelyn works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines, and also earns income from farming ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaSra. Ivonne is a hardworking woman who looks after the welfare of her children. She currently sells Nicaraguan tamales that she prepares herself. Ivonne has the support o...Read their story >
General StoreBoliviaSeñora Mary lives in Tiraque province. She is single and has limited financial resources. She really wants to improve herself. She is a responsible and hardworking perso...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Sarah , 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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