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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.
Fuel/FirewoodPhilippinesJovita is a grocery vendor for 10 years. Her passion in business help her support her family of their daily needs. Jovita is a member of Paglaum for 2 years, because of t...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesOriginally from Brazil, Anderson decided to start his own auto parts removal company over two years ago to supplement his income. He is currently the sole owner and operato...Read their story >
Motorcycle RepairColombiaJuan Diego is a 23-year-old young man who is a big fan of motorcycles. His love for motorcycles is so great that he wished for his entire life to revolve around them. For t...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaElsa is a married woman. She has five children. She describes herself to be honest. She operates a retail business where she sells clothes. She has been involved in thi...Read their story >
LivestockTajikistanKaromat is a generous woman. She was born in the northwestern part of Tajikistan in a family of workers. She lives in a village with her family. She is married and has one ...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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