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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 SalvadorSantos is 26 years old and lives in a home of his own with his life’s partner and five month old daughter. He is a tenacious man who works as a French bread baker. This a...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJosé is 66 years old and has three years of college. His wife is a teacher in a nearby school. José is retired and receives pension and earnings from some rooms that he ren...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesViola is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a general store business in the Philippines. She is borrowing 22,000 PHP through NWTF to such as shampoo and groceries to se...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruElder Alonso is a 33-year old man who lives with his partner. He has his own house and counts on public services, such as water and electricity. He lives in the district of...Read their story >
Food MarketKosovoRukije wants to thank all of the lenders for the previous loan, which has helped her to do general renovations to her house. This loan has helped her to improve the living ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Stephan, 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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