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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.
Clothing SalesKenyaMwanarusi is married with two children who go to school. They live at their own house that has electricity, but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and s...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaAnjelina is 56 years old and has five children. She is a group leader and is representing her group formed by 11 farmers in Kakamega South District, Kenya. Anjelina has...Read their story >
Food MarketPhilippinesElizabeth operates a vegetable store in Ozamiz. As the mother of two older children, she never tires of trying to trying to find ways of improving her family's standard of ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaAmina is a married woman with six kids, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for t...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJulia is 38 years old, and she studied until the seventh grade. She is married and has four kids. One of them is already married and the other three live with her and are s...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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