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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.
CattleColombiaSince he was just a baby, Deiby experienced difficult situations and was left as an orphan. He was alone and adrift when he met someone who taught him about farm work. Toda...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaMeet Ade. Ade is a father of two who lives with four people in the family home in Cianjur, West Java. Cianjur is a small city situated at the foot of Mount Gede-Pangrango, ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesHondurasLourdes is a very hardworking person. She lives with her daughter and her husband and they have lived in a village in Cortés in the north of Honduras for more than 4 years....Read their story >
Fish SellingSenegalThe Khelcom 3 borrowers’ group is a subgroup of a network of women processing fish products. The group is composed of five women who have been in business for some years an...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesUnited StatesWhy eat organic? From a young age, Zana has had a passion for pesticide-free food. Believing it is the only good way to eat, Zana spreads her message through her business, ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Lorrie, 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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