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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.
Grocery StoreZimbabweGrace is a 21-year-old married businesswoman from Mudzi District, Zimbabwe. Ever since she completed her schooling, Grace has been focusing on her ever-growing business. Sh...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodPhilippinesAdelaida has been working on her family's farm for a living. This is her main source of income, but she also sells firewood and coconuts in their village, and would sell in...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweGreetings from Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe. Mandra is 39 years old, and divorced with two children, both of whom are attending school. Mandra has for the ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreTajikistanYulduzoy has worked in the retail business for five years already. She sells food products at her store. Even if Yulduzoy is 40 years old, she looks younger. She has a 20 y...Read their story >
PoultryAzerbaijanKamil is 61 years old and married with a son. He is a refugee and the family lives in an IDP settlement. His wife is a housekeeper and his son is a laborer. Kamil is a farm...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Bryan, 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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