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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 StoreArmeniaAnahit is a private entrepreneur from the Sevqar village of the Tavush region. She lives with her husband, and their only son is a farmer in a neighbouring country. Her hus...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesEdna is a 44-year-old woman from the community of Dulag, Leyte. For 22 years now, she has been fishing and selling fish for a living. Her business helps in raising her four...Read their story >
HotelKyrgyzstanKymkatay is 44 and married with four children. She has a specialist high school education as a technologist. For 11 years she has been running a hospitality business as the...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesGuatemalaMartin is 36 years old, married and has four children. The first child has his own family and the last three children are excellent students in the school in the community...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaGadafi is a single happy farmer who is also enterprising. The previous loan helped to increase his sales and profits. He is so thankful. Gadafi is applying for a loan to bu...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Elizabeth, 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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