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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.
DairyKenyaAlmost the entire young generation of Kenyans struggle to make their way in the world because of unemployment, lack of opportunities and lack of capital. This is true for E...Read their story >
PigsCosta RicaThe Banco Mujer Esfuerzo Mutuo is a group comprised of 4 members and was begun in the year 2006 in the a community of Talamanca called Shiroles, which is an indigenous rese...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaNtembe is a married woman with three kids, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food fo...Read their story >
Food MarketBoliviaMiriam is 28 years old and makes a living selling potatoes. She goes to many market fairs. She is single and lives with her parents Miriam needs a loan to buy more pota...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorOmar is married. He lives with his spouse and children. He is the only person who works to cover the household expenses. He has had a business for 10 years, which is growin...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.
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