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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.
RestaurantEcuadorGladys is young Ecuadorian woman born in the city of Latacunga, she is 38 years old, a single mother who lives in a relative's home along with her three children. Her home ...Read their story >Funding via Fundacion Alternativa
LivestockPeruWalter belongs to the "Solidaridad de Tambo Real" communal bank. He continues to work raising livestock. He is a responsible and diligent person. He has had his business fo...Read their story >Funding via Asociación Arariwa
TaxiTajikistanKhusniddin is 26 and he is from the city of Tursunzoda. He is married and the father of a young child. His wife works as a school teacher. His mom is a market vendor. K...Read their story >Funding via MLO Humo and Partners
PoultryColombiaThis is Romelia, an entrepreneur who is very intelligent. She is 58 years old and works in raising chickens. She lives in a civil union with her partner and is mother to on...Read their story >Funding via Interactuar
RetailColombiaAffectionate, hard-working Emiliano started his life as an independent man in 2011. He searches for every opportunity to support his family, made up of his 4 children and h...Read their story >Funding via Interactuar
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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