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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaShe's a cheerful and hardworking 30-year-old woman from Puerto Cabezas. She's married and had her first child 11 months ago. Her goal is to have her own house and live sa...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaTumiran lives north of Bogor, about two hours from Jakarta. He manages a small shop selling snacks, groceries, mobile accessories and mobile phone airtime credit. Tumiran ...Read their story >
General StoreGuatemalaCruz, 41, lives with his family in the municipality of Nahuala, in the department of Solola. He has 3 children: the eldest is 12 and studies sixth grade, the second one is ...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaChhuon is 37 years old and a married mother of four kids. She is a resident of Bovel district of Battambang province, where her cash crop is grown. Her four hectares of ric...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorManuel states that he used the previous loan to have raw materials available to make the food. He also improved the variety of drinks that he offers his customers. He con...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.
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