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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.
SewingColombiaWith a smile on her face, Eludys says that she has always been passionate about fashion design. At a young age, she learned how to make clothes on her own. However, she f...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaCatrine is a married woman. She has eight children. She describes herself to be determined. She operates a retail business where she sells vegetables and fruits. She has be...Read their story >
HealthUnited StatesCraig decided to start a holistic health/nutrition consulting business because he saw “the obesity epidemic and health crisis plaguing our nation.” He kept seeing programs ...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanMansurjon is a resident of a rural area. Mansurjon lives in a big family, and his parents work in the fields for-hire. Mansurjon, seeing how hard it is for his parents to p...Read their story >
RetailColombiaSamy started a small scale business selling cell phone minutes; then she bought a glass display case for her goods and has been slowly reinvesting her capital with the goal...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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