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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.
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorJosé, 71 years old, didn't have the opportunity to go to school. He is married and the father of 3 children, who are independent and live on their own. In his house, he onl...Read their story >
FoodEl SalvadorCarlos, who is 33 years old, went to school through 4th grade. He is married, and his wife works selling vegetables door to door. He has two children who are already in sch...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueAventina is 40 years old and works in trade. She is a widow and has six children, five of whom are in school, and one of whom is not yet of school age. She lives in her own...Read their story >
DairyBoliviaRamon is 71 years old and is a widower with no children. He is a farmer who sells milk to a commercial dairy. He learned about the business when he was a kid. He needs a lo...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorXiomara is 32 and has an 8-year-old son studying in the first grade in their community’s school. She is married and her husband is a bricklayer and a farmer. Xiomara has an...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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