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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.
Higher education costsDominican RepublicPablor Roberto is a young student in the International Business degree program. He is asking for a loan to cover his educational costs. This is his story: My name is Pablo ...Read their story >Funding via FUNDAPEC
General StorePhilippinesPreciousa is 52 years old and married with two children. With two children still in school, Preciousa works very hard to provide for them.
Preciousa runs a gener...Read their story >Funding via Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF)
PigsEl SalvadorLube is 32 years old. She went to school up to the seventh grade. She couldn't continue because she had to help her mother work. She is married and her spouse works in a fa...Read their story >Funding via CrediCampo
HardwareKenyaBen is a married man. He has 1 child. He operates a retail hardware business where he sells bulbs, phone chargers, padlocks and other items. He has been involved in this bu...Read their story >Funding via SMEP Microfinance Bank
FarmingIndiaAjita is 29 years old and married to Jiyarul. They are blessed with two sons. She is a housewife and in her childhood, she could not get enough opportunity for study, so sh...Read their story >Funding via Belghoria Janakalyan Samity
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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