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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.
DairyKenyaCharles is 32 years old, married to Rachael, and supports a family of three children. He has been operating a motorcycle transport for the last seven years, earning KES.4,6...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorMaria wishes to receive a loan which she is thinking about investing in agricultural supplies to protect her basic grains and obtain a plentiful harvest. With the help ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRosa, 67, is a single mother who lives in her own home with her children aged 30, 26 and 18. Her children all work and contribute to the household expenses. Rosa does ...Read their story >
RetailColombiaIt was in 2012 that Luis found the secret to feeling useful and being able to generate his own income. He has achieved this by selling clothing. Luis is a responsible, hard...Read their story >
BlacksmithPhilippinesMarialy works hard to support her family. She is married and has a blacksmith business in the Philippines. She requested a 20,000 PHP loan through NWTF to purchase addit...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Peter, 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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