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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.
FarmingPeruSebastian is 52 years old. He is in a common-law relationship and has 3 dependent children. He lives in the village of Sondor, in the district of Pomahuaca, Jaén province, ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRosa is 40 years old and is married. She lives with her husband and 4 children. She has earned her living as a domestic worker for a long time. Her husband works in a well-...Read their story >
PoultryEl SalvadorCarlos is 28 years old and completed her second year of high school. Today she is married and has a daughter. Carlos has had a business raising and fattening chickens for 3...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamMr. Sinh has a retail business selling dry food. Sinh is 34 years old and he is married with two children. Sinh supports two dependents with his business in Quang Xuong dis...Read their story >
Food StallNicaraguaJuan José had a hard life because he lost his parents when he was very young. All the same, he forged his path, and today he is the proud owner of a food business. Juan Jos...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Brigid, 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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