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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.
Grocery StorePhilippinesHelen is a hardworking mother from Sindangan. She runs a store that primarily supports her family. She sees to it that she has enough inventory to sell. She doesn't want to...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is a 51 year old woman who lives with her husband and their two children, aged 7 and 8, in their own home. She is a hardworking woman who earns a living at a nearby b...Read their story >
Home Products SalesBoliviaThe bank Virgen del Carmen is made up of eight members: seven women and one man. They all make a living through distinct businesses such as car upholstery, wool and net sal...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJosé is a 44-year-old man who lives in his own house with his life partner and their three children ages 19, 17 and 12, in addition, his father-in-law lives with them, who ...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesNicaraguaFelicita works as a primary school teacher at a school in the area where she lives. She also has another business, a small grocery store, as an alternative source of income...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Tyler, 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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