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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.
HealthUnited StatesJohn is a retired US Army officer whose own experiences with massage as a remedy for aches and pains inspired him to open a Zen Massage Franchising location in North Charle...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesKenyaLucy is a 67-year-old widowed woman. She has nine children with ages ranging from 17 years to 50 years. She describes herself to be ambitious. She operates a retail sto...Read their story >
Home AppliancesPalestineMohammad is a 26-year-old single man from Rafah city. He lives with his family in a small simple house in the city. Mohammad works as an employee in the public sector, ...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesArmeniaDavit is 29 years old, and he lives with his retired mother in Vanadzor city, which is in the Lori region. Davit has graduated from the Vanadzor Branch of the Armenian-Russ...Read their story >
SewingBoliviaBasilia, 22, lives in Monteagudo. She is married and has a daughter in her care. She rents the home she lives in and works from there making clothing and sportswear. Wor...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Deborah, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Deborah, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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