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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.
FarmingSamoaMotuli is 44 years old and married with 7 children. She has a large plantation and a vegetable garden where she makes good profit after harvesting every month. She has been...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesBonifacia is a mother from Mayorga, Leyte. She is married and has an 18-year-old child. She operates a sari-sari (variety) store. She sells various goods, including cooking...Read their story >
Higher education costsEl SalvadorRubenia is a 53 years old woman. She is a housewife. Because of poverty she didn't go to school and her parents decided to teach her how to work so she could help support t...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaGayane lives in the Lernagog village of the Armavir region with her husband and three children. Her daughter is a teacher at a local school, and the other members of the fa...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesRose is 27 years old and married with two children. She earns a living by farming rice in the Philippines. Rose is borrowing PHP 18,000 through NWTF to buy fertilizers a...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Bobby, 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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