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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl Salvador28-year-old Marilú studied up until the ninth grade. Her partner is a driver. They have one child. Marilú began to work in a household appliances store two years ago and...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesPhilippinesArlene is a single mother having one child. She is age 37, living in Balide, Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. She been in a business of RTW since 2010 as her source of income. ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreEl SalvadorOscar sees the need to request a new loan to buy fruits, vegetables, and a variety of dairy products to have a supply in his business. His goal is to have income to continu...Read their story >
TaxiArmeniaNarek is from Kapan and is living with his parents. For two years Narek has been involved in providing taxi services in Kapan and nearby villages. To earn additional incom...Read their story >
DairyIndiaBasanti, the lady standing with her raised hand, is a 45-year-old lady living with her husband and two children. Her husband met with an accident some years ago and lost hi...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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