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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.
RetailPhilippines47-year-old Marilyn is a resident of Dulag, Leyte. She is married and has five children. The oldest is 21 while the youngest is 6 years old, respectively. Marilyn engag...Read their story >
AgriculturePeru25-year old Suarez lives with his parents and is single. He has earned his living growing sugar cane and coffee for more than ten years. He has business experience. The loc...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMaría used the previous loan to offer a better variety of products in her business. Currently, her sales have increased some; her new income is invested in paying for the ...Read their story >
General StorePakistanNajma is 49 years old. She is a mother of five children and lives in Lahore, Pakistan. Her son has been running a general store in which he sells rice, sugar, cooking oil, ...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaMarine is from Getap village in the Shirak region. She lives with her husband and four children. Her husband is a construction worker and her elder daughter is a seller at ...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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