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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 ExpensesPeruMiguel is a person who has worked hard since he was young, as his family has limited economic resources. He started to work as a field labourer in order to help his parents...Read their story >
ConstructionGuatemalaIn life one must be bold, things don’t come along on their own but rather one must themselves rise up and go to them. This is the decision of Mario, 38 years old. In spite ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLydia is a businesswoman from Molave, Zamboanga del Sur. She is 50 years old, married, and has expertise in selling. She runs a little sari-sari store and earns a meager in...Read their story >
DairyColombiaAlejandro is a young, 21 year old farmer. He is hardworking and humble, and thanks to the teachings of his parents, learned how to complete all farming work when he was a c...Read their story >
RetailGhanaThe Yesu Nti group is made up of seven people who live in the same neighborhood. They sell groceries, second hand clothing, frozen food, bread and wigs. The featured borrow...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Tim, 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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