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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.
FarmingPhilippinesArsenia is a 52-year-old farmer from Tudela. She has a rice land that earns well for the family. She signed up her membership with the cooperative for access to capital nee...Read their story >
Home AppliancesPalestineAhmad is a 22-year-old single man from small village near Jenin city. He lives with his family in a small house. His father works as a farmer in a village where he gets a l...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportUgandaTom lives at Nakulabye- a city outskirt. He is a married man with 4 children, who are all in school. He rides a motorcycle taxi as a source of income for survival and that...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPakistanRazia is 50 years old woman. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her two sons and two daughters, who are in school. Her husband has been running his own business of clo...Read their story >
CerealsEcuadorSantiago is 43 years old, single and lives with his mother in Chimbo, Bolivar province. Santiago makes a living selling grains. He is applying for a loan in order to buy co...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Andrew, 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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