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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.
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesAs a married parent of three children, Mary Cris works hard to support her family. She has a food vending business in the Philippines, and earns additional income from her ...Read their story >
ComputersPhilippinesMarjorie is 27 years old and single. She owns and manages a small computer shop and a retail store within the local community, which is near the school campus. She dreams o...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesRuby Estrella is a married woman with four children. She is a very hard-working entrepreneur. Ruby Estrella is 52 years old and two of her children are still in school. ...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMaría is a 34 year old housewife who studied up to Grade 3 but for economic reasons could not continue her studies. She entered a relationship and has 4 children from it. T...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaA villager from a rural area located in the Battambang province’s Moung Russey district, Thoern is 30 years old and married. She has three children. She and her husband ea...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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Allison, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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