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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 ExpensesEl SalvadorManuel is 28 years old. He has lived in his own home with his life partner for a long time. He is a hard-working man who, for the past two years, has made a living performi...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesDolores makes a good earning from her farming activities in Tambulig. This is how she supports her family and is able to send her children to school. She wants to increase ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAlvah Mae operates a sari-sari store, selling various commodities like cooking oil, powdered milk, noodles, biscuits, seasonings, canned goods and soft drinks. She is a mar...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaRoger is a married man with two young school-aged children whom he supports for their development. He has worked as a security guard in a heath center for the past seven ye...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruSegundo Raul is 20 years old and lives with his wife and child in a large community in the urban area of Cayaltí. People in this area work in agriculture and small animal 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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