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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.
LivestockCosta RicaPedro José is 48 years old, single, and currently lives with his parents. He wants the loan to purchase some calves for fattening. He hopes to be able to fatten them and se...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaShuáibu is a Babban Gona maize farmer from Makwalla village. Shuáibu joined Babban Gona to expand his farm and grow his agricultural business. Through Babban Gona’s inp...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorConcepción is 40 years old and lives with her husband in a house they own. She has worked for 18 years making and selling pupusas [stuffed tortillas]. Her business is loc...Read their story >
RetailRwandaVestine is 32 years old. She is married with three children aged between 10 and 11 years. They all go to school. She owns a shop, and she has been in business for the past ...Read their story >
Home Products SalesKenyaSamwel is 28 years old and supports four members in the family. He is married and blessed with one child. He has been selling retail goods for four years earning an i...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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