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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.
Fruits & VegetablesEl SalvadorMercedes is 37 years old and lives with her family, which is made up of her husband and three children who are 21, 19 and 14 years old. With her husband, who also works, th...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesMerlyn is 30 years old and lives in Corrales, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with two school age children. Merlyn has been engaged in the cosmetics dealing bus...Read their story >
General StoreTimor-LesteAnita is requesting a loan of $800 from Tuba Rai Metin to buy additional supplies to keep in her store, including sugar, aqua, sardines, biscuits, noodles, soft and alcohol...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorDionicio, age 56, lives in his own house with his wife and his daughter. He grows basic grains and sells ‘dulce de atado’ [blocks of brown sugar sold wrapped in corn husks...Read their story >
Soft DrinksUgandaDidas is 34 years old, and married with one child. He lives in Kasese, Uganda. He has operated a general store for two years now to earn a living. He earns a monthly sa...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jonathan, 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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