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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 SalesMexicoFamilia Miranda is a group made up of four people who all have a desire to improve their quality of life and assure their children's future. Eduardo is 26 years old and ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorLigia, age 19, lives in her own house with her parents and her siblings. She is a tenacious and determined young woman. Every day she puts forth great effort to get ahead...Read their story >
Shoe SalesUgandaSophie is 35 years old and lives in the town of Mbale in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has 6 children who are all currently in school. For the past 4 years...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMarina works hard to support her family. She is married and has a general store business in the Philippines. has been in this business for two years now. She requested a...Read their story >
Higher education costsParaguayJosé is from the city of Paraguarí. Currently he's studying psychology with an emphasis on labor. He's making an effort to be a professional who can help other people t...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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