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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 Housing ExpensesPeruJuan is 56 years old and has a common law wife and four grown children. He lives in his own house with his wife in the hamlet of Laynas where life is very peaceful since ...Read their story >
RetailKenyaChepkoech, a married mother of two children, ages one and four years, describes herself as reliable. For two years now she has been operating a retail business selling sug...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesEmerson is 31 years old and lives in Lutao, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. He is married with two children now at their school age. Emerson has been earning a monthly inco...Read their story >
Clothing SalesBoliviaPamela es a single mother, has one son and she lives in La Paz. She owns a house made of brick and concrete. She makes money selling clothing and wants a loan to increase ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRubidia is 24 years old, single, and she has lived in her own home for 24 years alongside her mother and her family. She is an entrepreneurial woman who earns a living by o...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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