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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.
LivestockKenyaAntony is 33 years old. He is married and blessed with 2 children. Antony has had a farming business for 12 years and it has been profitable. He has requested a lo...Read their story >
ConstructionColombiaGabriel, age 28, is very hard-working and enterprising. During most of his adolescence he did construction work. However, in the year 2008 he decided to become independen...Read their story >
Animal SalesAlbaniaThese are the villagers Angjelin and Laureta; they are married and are both in their early 30s and the parents of a 3-year-old as seen in the picture. They live in the nort...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMaria, 30, has a high school education. She is married, and her husband works in business. They live in the family home, and don’t have any children. Maria has been wor...Read their story >
FishingEl SalvadorMaria lives in her own home with her family group. She earns a living through artisanal fishing, which she's done for ten years, and she sells her products in the marke...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Bob Harris, 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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