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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.
Home Products SalesLebanonNisrine is the featured borrower of Tamer group, she got along with the other group members to acquire a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua, because they have always been ne...Read their story >
Auto RepairIraqHussain is from Iraq. He is 54 years old, married and has 3 children. Hussain is the sole provider for his family. Hussain owns a garage where he changes and sells engin...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaParuyr lives in Gavar city in Armenia's Gegharkunik region. He has a large family: his wife and their two children as well as his mother and his brother. For several years,...Read their story >
Animal SalesAzerbaijanMohtaram is 26 years of age. He is a married person. He is an IDP (internally displaced person) and lives with his family in the Bilasuvar IDP Settlement. For the past five...Read their story >
FarmingUkraineThe whole population of the village of Vodyanoye is traditionally involved in growing vegetables. Nataliya also owns her own farm, which consists of greenhouses in which s...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Adam, 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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