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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.
DairyKenyaThe person raising her hand in this photo is Rachael, 60 years old, married and a mother of four children. She is a member of Mbogoini Women Group which joined Hand in Hand...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSamoaMetala is a 31-year-old, single woman with three children. She makes and sells meat pies in her community to earn a living. She has one year of experience with this busines...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesEriquita is 51 years old and married with eight children. With two children still in school, Eriquita works very hard to provide for them. Eriquita runs a general store ...Read their story >
TailoringEl SalvadorPablo is 45 years old. He lives in his own home with his family. He has worked at making clothing for 15 years. His workshop is in his home and he has many customers due...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMelba lives with her family, including her young daughter. She and her husband share the household expenses. Her earning activities include selling clothes and traditional ...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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