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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.
RetailEl SalvadorEdwin, 31, is a born entrepreneur and has worked hard to build his sandwich and quesadilla business. He started the business 2 years ago and says that it is his means of s...Read their story >
Wedding ExpensesLebanonAya is a 22 year old woman who is engaged. For the past four years, she has been tutor. The job allows her to pay for her family's needs and expenses. Aya is an ambiti...Read their story >
Milk SalesEcuadorJuan is a 32-year-old gentleman who currently lives at his employer's house, since aside from having his own business he also works as a laborer in the afternoons. He lives...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanMuattar is a hardworking woman. She was born in 1980 and lives in a rural area. She is married and has three children. Muattar has an agricultural business. Her husband and...Read their story >
ConstructionEl SalvadorJulio, 41, is married with one son. He attended primary school until the 8th grade. He lives with his wife, his son, and his father, who is very old and depends upon him ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Kristina, 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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