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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.
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesJuanita lives in Tukuran, Zamboanga Del Sur together with her family. She owns and operates a food and groceries vending business to earn a living. She has been able to su...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweTariro is 28 years old and living in Zimbabwe’s Buhera District. To earn a living, she sells clothing at a local flea market. In her spare time, Tariro also volunteers as a...Read their story >
Grocery StoreZimbabweMercy is a 22-year-old mother of one from the Mt. Darwin District of Zimbabwe. She is a volunteer Camfed Learner Guide at the local secondary school, and she spends her tim...Read their story >
RetailAzerbaijanShirkhan is 50 years old. He has been married for 24 years and has three children. His elder daughter studies a course at a medical college while his other daughter is in t...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaria is 48 years old and lives in her own house with her life partner and two adult children. Maria is very hard-working and dedicated to her family. She works in an insti...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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