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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.
ServicesKenyaCollins is a married man. He has two children. He describes himself to be obedient, and God-fearing. He is a mechanic and repairs motor vehicles. He has been involved in th...Read their story >
RetailKenyaFrancis is a 50-year-old married man. He and his spouse have been blessed with 6 children between 2 and 20 years of age. Francis' spouse is a business person, and provides ...Read their story >
PoultryVietnamThành works in agriculture, farming poultry. Thành has been involved in this business for 5 years. She is requesting a loan to purchase more baby poultry to raise and sell ...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanAzra is 60 years old and a married woman. The man shown in the photo is Azra ’s son, who is a driver by profession and provides transportation services using his three-whee...Read their story >
RetailColombiaEdwuin is a very enterprising and tenacious man, with great dreams that he has been nurturing and trying to fulfill. He has a small business preparing and selling food such...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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