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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.
CafeVietnamPhan is a 43-year-old man. He sells beverages and gas to earn a living. He has three children. The oldest child is studying at university. The middle one supports him in se...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanAhmad is a 21-year-old university student majoring in Computer Information Systems, and he is in his second year. Ahmad is seeking to move out of the country after he gets ...Read their story >
Higher education costsCambodiaVichet is 20 years old, a freshman at a university, and a staff member at a motorcycle company. He is single and lives with his parents in Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia. ...Read their story >
FlowersPakistanIftikhar is 38 years old and married. He lives in Hyderabad. He owns a nursery in his community. He is a humble, hard-working farmer and learnt agricultural work at a very ...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruJose, 46, has a common-law partner and is very well-known for his work raising and selling small animals. He lives in a rented home with his wife and two children, ages fi...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Gary, 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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