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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 StallBoliviaThe Group “VIACHA EN PROGRESO” will start its second cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Regional Hub of Cascada. It is comprised by eight members and is led by a board of di...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKyrgyzstanAida is 45 years old, married, and she has a son who is a student. Aida herself has a college degree, and she used to work as a math teacher in a school for many years. T...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorSandra is 36 years old and has had a shop in her home from three years. She has many customers due to the variety of products and the good prices on offer. Sandra owns the ...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesRamil is 29 years old and from Carles, Iloilo. He is married and has four children. His eldest is nine and the youngest is one. For seven years now, Ramil has been working ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorAna is 45 years old and lives in her own house with her husband and three children. For the past three years she has been selling tortillas. Her business is located in her ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Father Clark, 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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