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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.
Water DistributionKenyaMvita is a married man. He has four children, with ages ranging from four to 17 years. He describes himself to be God-fearing. He operates a retail business where he sells ...Read their story >
Home AppliancesCambodiaA farmer from Kampong Speu province, Vannorng is 45 years old and a mother of five children. To support her living, she grows rice as the main source of her income. She can...Read their story >
TransportationEl SalvadorWilton, 24 years old, studied through the third year of secondary school and he couldn't continue with a university education due to economic insolvency, since his parents ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaSra. Maria Adilia is a young woman who works rotating shifts, Monday through Saturday, in the free trade zone. She and her husband work together to help their young family...Read their story >
Higher education costsParaguayRaul is from the city of Coronel Oviedo. He is studying for a degree in Accounting. Raul says that he would like to pursue a profession and help other people. He also ho...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Allison, 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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