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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.
VehicleCambodiaPhalla is a married woman with four children. She produces alcohol for sale and she has been doing this since 2005. Her husband is 34. He has a bass box set and removable o...Read their story >
Home EnergyHaitiThis loan helps Brinel get connected to his local prepay microgrid. Brinel is a 57-year-old father of eight, two of whom are going to school. He is a farmer and lives in...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe members of the Benkelema 2 group are married women who on average are 32 years old with five children, all living in polygamous families in N'Golobala, in the Kolondieb...Read their story >
RetailBoliviaDaniela, 31, is married with two children and has a business that sells car batteries. She is an entrepreneurial, independent, strong and proud woman. She is also a good...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSantos, who is 47 years old, lives in her own home together with her life partner and her eight-year-old son. She is a hardworking woman who goes out every day to earn her...Read their story >
Kiva lenders 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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