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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.
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorYessenia, 28, did not study but has learned with the literacy program. She is married, her husband works in agriculture and they have a daughter that goes to nursery school...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesSierra LeonePresented in the picture above is a group of primary school teachers located in the eastern city of Kenema. These teachers need a total loan of 12,500,000 Sierra Leonean Le...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorLeticia is 35 years old and lives in her own house along with her husband, her two sons who are 17 and 13, and her daughter who is 15. She started her business selling tam...Read their story >
Liquor Store / Off-LicenseTanzaniaMartha, who is aged early 30s, is currently running a business selling soft drinks, beers, spirits and wine (an off-licence business). With her husband's support, Martha ha...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaMaurice’s group has six group leader farmers and is located in Kakamega North District. The group leaders in this group represent a total of 78 individual farmers (not pict...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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