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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJosé, 29, completed primary school and has liked working ever since he was very young. He is happily married, and his wife devotes herself to housekeeping. He lives in hi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruMichel is a single youth who is very hardworking and has a strong desire to get ahead. He works by providing transportation services with a moto-taxi that he has in his na...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesPeruEduardo is a young man with a great desire to succeed. For the past few years he has been working at a scrap yard in his native city, Parcona. Unfortunately, due to lack ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMercedes lives in her own house with her life companion and her two children. She works selling dairy products (cheese and cream). With her income she manages to pay the ho...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesRicky is 39 years old and lives in Unidos, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental. He is married with one school-aged child. Ricky has an existing flower delivery business with ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Simon, 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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