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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.
Food MarketBoliviaLutgarda sells potatoes and corn to make money. She is married and her husband is a mason. Ludgarda is the mother of two men, but they are adults and have their own expens...Read their story >
Paper SalesColombiaThis is Maryori, a woman with grand aspirations who is procedural, humble and grateful. Through the small amount of savings she had, she was able to launch a bookstore, and...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorGloria did not go school. She is married and her husband works with cattle. She has two children who live at home and are in school. Gloria works with cattle, which she ...Read their story >
FarmingRwandaJean Claude is 29 years old. He is not married. He is a farmer and he has been in business for 7 years. With the loan from Kiva, he would like to pay workers who cultivate ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorYolanda, 42, studied up to the third grade. She is in a relationship and has three children, although none of them live with her. Some years after her children’s father die...Read their story >
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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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