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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.
PigsCambodiaSoklen is a 39-year-old married woman with six dependent children, two attend school. She is a local farmer living in Kampong Cham province who raises pigs and sells grocer...Read their story >
ClothingEl SalvadorMaría works selling clothing and shoes. She has been in this business for 10 years. She sells door-to-door and also has a stall at the municipal market. She lives in her ow...Read their story >
Spare PartsParaguayMenelio owns a spare parts and equipment shop for motorcycles. He is a very hardworking and enterprising individual. He is getting ahead by means of his job. Menelio is str...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaWonderful Kiva lenders, meet Rebeca! She is a mother who has been practicing agriculture for the last 10 years. Because of the immense knowledge she has about farming, she ...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorMauricio is 56 years of age and lives in his own home with his wife. He makes a living in the cultivation of corn and beans. He has worked in agriculture for more than 30 y...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Lori Bowers, 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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