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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.
AgricultureAlbaniaLumturije is requesting a small loan of 50,000 Albanian Lek to buy pesticides for her plants. Lumturije, 57, and a mother of one, does agriculture to earn a living. She pla...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamMrs. Se is 41 years old. There are five people in her family. Fishing is main income source of her family. She can cover family’s daily cost and education from selling fi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorCecilia is 28-years old and has lived, for eighteen years, with her mother and husband in a home that is humble, but which belongs to them. Cecilia is a woman who works ha...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaEunice's Group is formed by 12 farmers in Kakamega South District and is being represented by Eunice, who is the group leader, pictured above. She is 41 years old, married,...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesSusana is 56 years old and married with three children. She is a very hard-working entrepreneur. Susana has a food-vending business in the Philippines. Susana requested...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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