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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.
ServicesColombiaJosé learned the work of stamping and making decals at his job in a business where he worked for several years. When his contract ended and he got his settlement, he decid...Read their story >
Soft DrinksEl SalvadorAna is 35 years old and lives with her husband and their two children. She has a business selling soda, juices and water, and distributes her products in the different stor...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorMaría is 36 years old and lives with her husband. She is a very responsible and hard-working person, and has been making a living selling sweet bread for five years. María ...Read their story >
TailoringPhilippinesAs a married parent of eight children, Delma works hard to support her family. She has a tailoring business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 11,000 through Negro...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJuanita is 52 years old, married, and has four children. Juanita works very hard to provide for them. Juanita runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a 11,...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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