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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.
AgricultureEcuadorIn San Ignacio of the Colon territory in the city of Portoviejo, a place known for hardworking people and dedicated to agriculture and cattle raising, every 15 days the mem...Read their story >
Clothing SalesNicaraguaDorys Catalina is older with two grown and independent children. She is from one of the municipalities of Chinandega, a zone known for its commercial production of sugar - ...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorMaría, 44, studied up to the third year of basic education but wasn't able to continue because she lacked the financial resources. She decided to work in rope-making produ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaLovis is a member of the above-mentioned group, where each member guarantees the other in accessing a loan. He used the previous loan to buy clothes to sell and onions for ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesSabjesia is 51 years old and married, with four children. Sabjesia works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and she has requeste...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jenn, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Jenn, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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