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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.
Soft DrinksLiberiaFlorence is 36 years old and lives in the West Point area, which has the most populated market in Montserrado County. She is married, and has four children, ages between 6 ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaAdala is a member of Eagles Farmers Group in Busia District. She is pictured here in a group of 4 One Acre Fund group leader farmers. The group leaders represent a total ...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorLuis, age 47, farms on a small scale. He grows basic grains; corn, beans, and sorghum. He also has a micro bus, which he works with making trips that people request. Lui...Read their story >
General StoreKenyaPurity is 35 years old and has a spouse who provides additional income. They are blessed with three children, aged twelve, nine and five. She has been in business for nine ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPeruMiguel is 21 years old and lives in the city of Ica, in the Parcona district, with his wife and young child. He is very hard-working and enthusiastic, and devotes all of h...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Ana Lewis, 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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