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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.
DairyKenyaThe person raising her hand in the photo is Joyce. She is 37 years old, married and a mother of four children. Joyce joined Hand in Hand Eastern Africa in 2014. She has ...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaGood day, lenders! We’d like you to meet one of Ruma agents, Sulaiman. Sulaiman lives in Surabaya, a city in East Java, located about 2 hours from Jakarta by plane. He is h...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaArcesio could not have chosen a better place to have taken this photo, as behind him you can see his inspiration: his friend’s business which is the grocery store where he ...Read their story >
FarmingKyrgyzstanMuminahan successfully repaid her loan. She is grateful to Kiva and everyone who helped her with financing. She currently has four cows, and also on 0.30 hectares of land s...Read their story >
Spare PartsBoliviaCorina is 41 years old. She sells spare parts in a store where she pays rent. Corina has her own house, but the place needs to be finished. Corina wants a loan to buy c...Read their story >
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