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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 ExpensesKosovoFehmi is a father of three children, living with his family in an Ashkali community. As most people in their community, they are very poor and live in substandard living c...Read their story >
Clothing SalesArmeniaHayarpi is a young business lady from Stepanavan town. She lives there with her father, who is constructor. Hayarpi's mother is a migrant worker in a neighbouring country. ...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanDilshod has worked toward attending university and achieving a higher education since childhood. Thanks to his hard work and the support of his parents, he has enrolled in ...Read their story >
Soft DrinksVietnamHoa is requesting a new loan to purchase soft drinks to sell. Her previous loan enabled her to expand her business and earn a higher income to support her family. She h...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesMyrna is married with four children. She is 48 years old and lives in Marapong, Sibutad, Zamboanga Del Norte. Myrna is a farmer and grows corn and root crops to earn a ...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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