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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.
Animal SalesColombiaMaría is a farming woman and a fighter, pushing ahead at age 64. She is single, and she knew how to fulfill the roles of both mother and father. She lives near her daughte...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesKenyaJane is a married woman. She has four children. She operates a retail business where she sells charcoal. She has been involved in this business for five years. Her business...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesElisa is 39 years old and married with five children. Elisa works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and has requested a 18,000 ...Read their story >
AgricultureVietnamMr. Thuong, 24, lives with one sister and two brothers in an old traditional Thai house. Their parents have passed away. They rely on agricultural production for a living. ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorCarlos is 43 years old and lives in his own house with his 20-year-old daughter. Carlos is a hardworking man who has been providing security services for 8 years. This is h...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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