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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.
General StorePhilippinesMarina is 42 years old with four children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 28000 loan through N...Read their story >
FarmingVietnamLong was born in 1979 in Dong Anh district. She is a worker who has two children. Her daughter is in sixth grade and her son is doing his second year in primary school. Her...Read their story >
Home AppliancesYemenAl-Nour is the same group that took out the first loan from Kiva lenders. This group consists of four women from Taiz city. They applied for a loan of 280,000 YER from AMB....Read their story >
Food MarketEl SalvadorMaria Dolores has a store stocked with basic goods that she sells primarily to people who visit the primary school in her community, so her stock is constantly changing. He...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesEl SalvadorAna has owned a fruit and vegetable sale business for the past 20 years. She tends to her business alone from 7:00 am until 5:00 p.m. She learned the business from her moth...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Volkan, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Volkan, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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