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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 SalesNicaraguaMara is a successful woman. She lives with a partner and is the mother of 3 children aged 12, 6 and 3 months. She has a business selling new clothing for children, youths...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesMaribeth works hard to support her family. Maribeth is married and has a food vending business in the Philippines. Maribeth requested a 14,000 PHP loan through NWTF to b...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesAlbaniaUpon their arrival ten years ago from a colder region to the new region with milder weather, Marte had some repairs done to the rundown home they purchased. The population ...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaKomariyah runs a small stall where she sells snacks, groceries and mobile phone airtime credits. She lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Koma...Read their story >
FishingEl SalvadorGerardo is 35 years old and is a hardworking and responsible person. He lives with his family. Gerardo earns his living as a traditional fisherman with a small boat and som...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Vidar & Norunn, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Vidar & Norunn, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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