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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.
Grocery StoreBoliviaRosmery is 38 years old. She is married and does not have any children. She is entrepreneurial, kind, responsible, hardworking, and very good with her customers. Her busine...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanZhamilya is 42 years old, married and has a child. She has a specialized secondary education and works as an orderly at a hospital. To earn additional income, she has been ...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorClaudia, 26, is a homemaker. She has a 5th grade education. She is married and she and her partner have three children ages 11, 6, and 2. Two of them are studying at the sc...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaAnna is a married woman with six children. She describes herself as honest. She operates a retail business where she sells fruits, and she has been involved in this busines...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamMrs. Hue, pictured first from the left, is a 43-year-old farmer who makes a monthly income of about $25. She has been a member of the local Women's Union since 2000. Her hu...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Carol Wilkerson, 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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