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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.
FarmingCosta RicaRichar is 38 years old, is married and currently lives with his wife and two children. He needs this loan to buy seedlings and fertilizer to help a coffee plantation he wan...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesCristina is 39 years old with two children. With two children in school, Cristina works very hard to provide for them. Cristina runs a general store in the Philippines a...Read their story >
Animal SalesJordanRaheelah earns an income by selling milk, cheese, butter, and other dairy goods. Presently, she rents the cow from which she obtains the milk for these goods, but she would...Read their story >
Home Products SalesTurkeyNuray is married and a mother of two. Both of her children are going to universities. With advice from her friend, she has been selling Tupperware for nine years in order t...Read their story >
Food MarketBoliviaThe “LUZ DE LOS ANDES” communal bank group will begin its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Centro Focal de Panamericana. It is made up of eight members and ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Scott, 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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