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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.
General StorePhilippinesNieves is 53 years old and married with six children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a 20,000 PHP (P...Read their story >
CattleEl SalvadorJosé, 57, is a farmer and learned about the activity from his parents. His family consists of his wife, who takes care of the housework since his children live independent...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorAs a result of the good management of her previous loan Martha gives better service to her customers, and has more income which she uses to pay off her debt and improve the...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorJuan is 25-years old. He went to school until 8th grade. He is married and his wife is a homemaker. Juan has a six-year old son who is in second grade at school. Jua...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesGina is 48 years old and lives in San Roque, Panaon, Misamis Occidental province, in the Philippines. She is married with 3 adult-age children. For her source of income...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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