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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.
Food StallPhilippinesMagnolia is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a business buying and selling food spices in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 30,000 through NWTF to purchase additi...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorAlejandro is 33 years old and lives alone in his own home. He works growing corn and beans, and has worked in agriculture for many years, which has given him a lot of expe...Read their story >
Clothing SalesLebanonHanadi is a 43-year-old married mother of five children, who has been working since four years ago at her house selling clothes, underwear and special blankets and bed shie...Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaLydia del Socorro is 44 years old and is married with three children of which only one is under her care. She is from one of the municipalities of Chinandega located in th...Read their story >
Food MarketParaguayTeodora is a hardworking person who has made many sacrifices in order to get ahead. She says that all of her efforts have been made because of her son, for whom she wants ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Susan, 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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