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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.
Used ClothingHondurasYoung Cintia, 27 years of age, lives with her husband and has a dependent child. She has had a business selling used clothing for five years. She also sells new clothing,...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJesús lives with his family. He only studied through 4th grade because his parents didn't support him continuing his studies since they didn't see the point in educating h...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesGhanaThese ladies are part of Crusade Group and they are beginning its sixth loan cycle with ID-Ghana. It is made up of two members who are into the sale of charcoal, rice and c...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesGrace is 42 years old and married with eight children, five of whom are in school, Grace works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippines...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaSeñor Fulgencio is a very skillful farmer, with experience in various areas of agriculture. He has an innate talent for teamwork, and a great entrepreneurial mind. He has l...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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