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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.
FoodPhilippinesIsidora is a 42-year-old widow with two children. She and her children live in Ozamiz City, Philippines. Isidora is diligent and persevering when it comes to the welfare of...Read their story >
Home AppliancesMozambiqueCarlos, 50, is married and a father to five children. One of his children is already independent and lives in their own house, and the other four are in primary school. He ...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesCongo (DRC)ZAGABE is 51 years old, married, and the father of six children who all attend school. He is a teacher and the president of the EP BUKAVU credit group. He is taking a loa...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPhilippinesAs a married parent of five children, Anadelia works hard to support her family. She sells ready-to-wear products in the Philippines and also earns additional income from ...Read their story >
FishingColombiaLuis is a young entrepreneur with a great desire to get ahead and progress. He has been selling fish from a small stall in Carepa for two years. He does this in order t...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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