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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.
Farm SuppliesHondurasDoña Norma is 33 years of age. She is a very entrepreneurial woman who is really keen to get ahead, and who shares a home with her husband and two children. Doña Norma lear...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesNicaraguaMario Alberto, an older man, is married with three children who are all adults. He is a native of the city of Chinandega, which is located in the western part of the countr...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaDinora Eloísa lives in Santa Rosa municipality in the León department. In Santa Rosa the people are hard-working and looking for a way to live under better conditions. D...Read their story >
Soft DrinksVietnamThắng is 56 years old and is married with three children. Thắng is the group leader of the 06.08.03 Đông Vệ solidarity group, which consists of three members. She lives and...Read their story >
Food StallKenyaJosephine is a married woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She rents a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school f...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like David & Allison, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like David & Allison, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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