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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.
General StorePhilippinesVicky is 52 years old, married and has seven children; one child is in school. She is engaged in a general store business in the Philippines. She requested a 30,000 PHP ...Read their story >
FishingColombiaMarina is a hard-wrking and determined woman who, with her husband, works taking care of farms, specifically those that raise fish. When they moved, they saw in this region...Read their story >
Food MarketDominican RepublicNereida is the coordinator of her group Africa Romano 2 (Roman Africa). She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long-term partner and their two children. She...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorJose is requesting more capital that he will use, on this occasion, to purchase manure, seed, fertilizers, herbicides, and insecticides. In this way, he will sow basic grai...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 50 years old and lives in her own home with her life companion. She sells plastic products as a street vendor. She has been in this business for a long time, so sh...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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