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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.
RetailColombiaLizeth is 24 years old and lives in the municipality of Sabanalarga with her husband and her 2 year old daughter. In 2012 she started working to generate an income by selli...Read their story >
FoodKenyaKanini is a single mother, and has three children. She stays at a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees for her...Read their story >
Higher education costsPeruMoises lives in Lima with his parents. His family come from Tumbes, which is a city in the north of Peru. They moved to the capital in search of a better future and educa...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRoche Amor works hard to support her family. She is married and has a general store business in the Philippines. Roche Amor requested a PHP 15,000 loan through NWTF to p...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweBiona is a mother of one and lives in the Binga District of Zimbabwe. She has been selling clothes for men, women, and children at a flea market stall in her district for t...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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