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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.
TransportationKenyaDavid is a Kiva borrower. He has three children. He describes himself to be enterprising. He operates a transport business where he transports school children to school...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueLuis was born in Buzi in the province of Sofala and is 41 years old. He is in a common-law relationship and has five young children, all of whom are in school. He is also f...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorClaudia, 31, lives in her own home with her husband, 36, and her two children, 16 and 13. Claudia has a sales stall for tortillas, which she makes at home every day. Th...Read their story >
ClothingGhanaRacheal is 46 years old. She comes from Mankessim in the Mfantseman District of the Central Region of Ghana. She is a member and leader of “Voice of the Lord group”. R...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesBoliviaDelia is a 33 year old woman who lives with her partner and has 4 daughters, aged 2 months, 7, 10 and 12 years. Her business is selling vegetables. She is a good mother, en...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Paul, 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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