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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.
Construction SuppliesBoliviaFlorencio is a 55 years old. He is single and has an 18 year old son and a 15 year old daughter. His business is selling various items. He is a good father, independent, re...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesCarmelita is 54 years old and married with five children. The family lives in Siquijor, Philippines. Carmelita has her own stall, where she displays her fish to sell. She h...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaThis is Jennifer, a 22-year-old, enterprising, sweet, kind and cheerful young woman. With a lot of effort, her savings and some loans, she managed to set up a fast food bus...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasMaria, with her first loan, purchased the agricultural supplies that were necessary to care for her coffee crop. She managed to pay the cost for skilled labor which helped ...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaAnzhik runs a farm. She lives with her only son Edgar in Jrapi village. After the death of her husband, Anzhik left the country and went to Russia. But last year she came b...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Olisa, 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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