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.
LivestockKosovoFaik, together with his wife, is working in agriculture. In the past, they sold clothing in a market, but had difficulty making much profit and recently decided to try bein...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorAnna needs a new loan to buy cheese, corn, drinks, condiments, oil, etc. so she will have raw material to make her traditional meals, tortillas and pupusas. Her demand is n...Read their story >
General StoreVietnamHuong, 49, is widowed and lives in a small house in Ho Chi Minh City, with her son. She started a general store 15 years ago. Huong sells sugar, toys for kids, soft drinks,...Read their story >
RetailEl Salvador25-year-old Maria studied Public Accountancy. She has a common-law partner and a small child. Her partner lives in the United States. Maria has worked selling lottery ti...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPeruGladys is 44 years old and lives in her own home along with her son. She resides in the District of Pucará in Jaén Province, which is in the region of Cajamarca in the nor...Read their story >
Kiva lenders 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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