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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.
Spare PartsKenyaWesley is 41 years old. He is married with five children. He operates a spare parts and mechanical repair business. He has been in this business for 17 years and it has bee...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueOlivio, age 24, is married and the father of two children, one of whom is in first grade and the other who is not yet school-aged. He has been a poultry farmer with a compa...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRey is 35 years old and lives in Butuay, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. He is married with two children who are at school age. Rey has diversified business activities. He ear...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesVilma is 38 years old and unmarried. For the past two years she has run a sari sari, or general store in the Philippines.
Vilma took out and successfully repaid a pr...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaAyubu's Group is formed by 11 farmers in Kakamega North District and is being represented by Ayubu, who is the group leader pictured above. He is 28 years old, is married a...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Marly, 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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