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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.
Butcher ShopPhilippinesNenita is married and she works hard to support her family. Nenita has a butcher shop business in the Philippines. Nenita has been in this business for 35 years now. ...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaJoseph, a 40-year-old proud father of seven children, is often described as a very hardworking individual. He is the leader of his group of 13 farmers in Teso District. Sin...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorDelmy is 27 years old. She lives in her own house along with her husband and two children, ages 5 and 2 years old. She earns her living working in her electronics repair s...Read their story >
Clothing SalesColombiaMaría, 28, knows exactly what she wants in life and is determined to finish her studies to get ahead and have a good life. She wants to work selling merchandise such as ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreColombiaHow is he not going to smile! How is Guillermo not going to be happy when with a loan he will be able to realize his life dream: to own a store, to be independent, in a few...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jill, 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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