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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.
FarmingCosta RicaMaritza is 41 years old. She is married and now lives with her husband and a son. With her loan, she plans to make the purchase of fertilizers and fungicides and pay for l...Read their story >
LivestockPhilippinesMilagros is 51 years old and married with one child. She is in the agricultural business, raising livestock in the Philippines. Milagros has requested a 25,000 PHP loan thr...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesGuatemalaJerusalén de San Bartolo Partnership This partnership is formed by Elvia; she is 46 years old and works selling clothing for women, men and children. She has also sold f...Read their story >
BookstoreBoliviaPablo is a 30-year-old man, single, with no children, and his business is a copy service and bookstore. He is enterprising, a good listener, supportive, strong, optimis...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 54 years old and lives in her own home with her 3 children who are 26, 20, and 19 years old. She has made a living providing her domestic household services for se...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Zahid, 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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