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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 ExpensesVietnamMrs. Van is a hardworking woman, 29 years old. She is married and has a baby. Her family’s income is mainly from small business, husbandry and fishing. She would like to b...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorThe young woman who has her face pixelated is 22 years old. She lives in a high risk area. She has a business selling clothes at the municipal market. It is in a heavily...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanOmina is 61 years old, and she is married. She is a very enterprising woman. She constantly struggles to offer good living conditions for her four children who are the moto...Read their story >
Clothing SalesColombiaSara is a woman who had put down many stakes with which to face the world and have a good life thanks to her efforts. She has a store where she sells men’s and women’s c...Read their story >
Grocery StoreHondurasNelly is 30 years old. She is a single mother with a daughter. She lives in a village in the township of Quimistán, Santa Barbara, along with her sister and her daughter. S...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Shannon, 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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