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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.
Animal SalesPakistanGhulam Sakina, aged 49, deals in selling animals; she has been in this business for a period of about seven years. She started her business with the support of Kashf Founda...Read their story >
FarmingRwandaMelchior is aged 37 years. He is married and has three children between two and nine years. All three go to school. He has been farming for five years. With the loan from...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorNeydi is part of a family that has dreams and visions of prospering and developing as productive members of society. She lives with her husband and two children. Her busi...Read their story >
Higher education costsPalestineWajdi is a 28-year-old, married man from a village near Tulkarm City. He lives with his wife and one small son in a very simple house. He works as an employee in the public...Read their story >
FarmingRwandaTheoneste is 26 years old. He is married with one child who is four years old and who goes to school. Theoneste has been farming for seven years. With the loan from Kiva, h...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Eric, 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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