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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.
AgricultureEl SalvadorJuan, 45, lives in his own house with his mother. For 15 years he has been growing corn and raising cattle. He sells his products near where he lives and has many custome...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanMamarasul was born in 1967. He lives with his family in the north part of Tajikistan. Mamarasul is married and has two children. He is a businessman. He has been busy with ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorImelda, age 32, lives in her own home with her husband and their four children. She is in the business of selling snacks such as chips made from plantain, potato, and yucca...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaSandra is a persevering, fighting woman, a lady to admire. She is a single mother, head of household at her 34 years of age. She gets up, feeds, dresses, and offers educati...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorCarlos is 55 years old and lives in his own home along with his wife and son. For the past 23 years, he has managed a store at his place of residence. He has many custome...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Judy Webster, 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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