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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 & VegetablesSenegalThis group was created in May 2007. It consists of women from the same village who are jointly bound by a responsibility to repay a loan. Their main activity is small retai...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorJose is 48 years old and lives in his own home along with his three children. He has a bazaar that is located near his place of residence. Jose sells a variety of product...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMirian is 54 years old and a single mother. She lives in her own house with her two children, who are 15 and 13 years old. She is a resourceful woman who puts food on the t...Read their story >
Animal SalesEcuadorMarina is a young 20 year old woman. She lives with her parents and siblings. Marina works raising small animals, and she also works selling fruit at a fruit store. She wil...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMildred is from Estancia, Iloilo. She is married with three adult children. Mildred finds joy in attending to her sari-sari (variety) store business, which has been in exis...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Janie, 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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