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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.
RetailMaliBrehima is 34 years old, married and the father of two children. He lives in a traditional family with his parents and brothers in the Bagadadji neighbourhood (in the fourt...Read their story >
AgricultureRwandaJean is 40 years old. He would like to use a Kiva loan to support labor costs and buy fertilizers during maize production. He needs to buy fertilizer in order to increase p...Read their story >
Clothing SalesMongoliaOchgerel is 34 years old. She lives with her husband and two daughters in a ger, a traditional nomadic tent, in Arkhangai province, Mongolia. Her husband works at a local c...Read their story >
ClothingKenyaNg'ombo is a very hard-working and enterprising man. He says he has been able to greatly increase his income and help his family, thanks to his hard work. He is asking ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesHondurasJacinta is 55 years old and lives with her two children in her own home. The live in a community in Nacaome, a valley in the south of Honduras. For 15 years she has sold ...Read their story >
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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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