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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.
Clothing SalesArmeniaLilit is from Vanadzor town where she lives with her mother. Together with her mother, Lilit has been involved in a retail business. They trade in clothing in neighbouring ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRutilia is 38 years old. She lives in a house she owns with her husband and their two children, a 12-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy. She has an entrepreneurial spirit ...Read their story >
General StoreSierra LeoneGreetings from Sierra Leone! This is 40-year-old Mohamed from Goderich Western urban area in Freetown. He is married with 3 children. He started this business because he wa...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruAgustin is 35 years old and is in a common-law relationship. He lives with his family in Oyotún district in the Province of Chiclayo in Lambayeque region on the North Coast...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesElizabeth is 52 years old and widow with two children, one of whom is in school. She works very hard to provide for them. Elizabeth runs a general store in the Philippin...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Piotr, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Piotr, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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