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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.
AgriculturePeruOscar is a hard-working, single man of 50 years old. He lives in Huanuco with his siblings. Since he was very young he helped his parents on the farm so he has much experie...Read their story >
Milk SalesPakistanM. Younas is 35 years old, married and the father of two children. He lives in Gujrat, Pakistan. He is a milkman by profession. He has been running a milk sales business fo...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesSalvacion, 36 years old, is married and has three children who are in school. She is in the agricultural business, raising pigs in the Philippines. Salvacion requested a PH...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanThamer is a 22 year-old, single young man living in Irbid-Jordan with his mother and three siblings. After his father was deceased, his family has faced financial crisis wh...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorJose, who is 64 years old, only completed the 1st grade. His parents couldn't afford to send him to school, so they made him work to help bringing an income to the hous...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Bob Harris, 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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