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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.
General StoreSamoaMareta is 29 years old and unmarried with 4 children. She owns and operates a small store, selling a variety of items. She has been doing this for 4 years. Mareta needs...Read their story >
Grocery StoreEcuadorThe Las Luminosas communal bank group meets every two weeks in Las Palmas in Montecristi canton, a place known for its rich precolonial history and for its crafts, which ar...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorGehobanis is 33 years old and only studied until the third grade. His wife works in the home, and they have 3 children who are 8, 5, and 3 years old. Gehobanis has work...Read their story >
DairyKenyaKipkorir is 42 years old and married. He and his spouse have been blessed with three children. He is a dairy farmer and has been in the business for three years now. He als...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanFarruh is a second-year student. He is 19 years old. He is single and lives with his parents. Farruh attends Tajikistan State Commerce University. He will be a programmer-e...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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