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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 SalvadorRosenda is 50 years old, She is a working woman who lives in her own house along with her life partner and her two children, a 13 year old girl and a 12 year old boy. She e...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEcuadorWilmer is 39-years old. He is married and has no children. He lives in Bolivar's San Miguel Province in the Salado Chico community. He belongs to the San Francisco commu...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesKenyaMwanamjaka is a married woman; she has four children, all of whom attend school. Mwanamjaka owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense...Read their story >
Grocery StoreHondurasSantos Adelaida lives in the Trojes community in the East of Honduras. She is single, and her main source of income is her shop. Santos Adelaida sells staple goods such ...Read their story >
Home AppliancesYemenThis group is called Bokheta Al- Hotheli. It consists of five women from Sana'a, Yemen. They are hardworking and enterprising women. They took a loan of 250,000 YER from AM...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rob, 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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