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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.
Motorcycle TransportKenyaDavid is a 24-year-old man. He is married to Jane and is a father of one child who is 2 years old. David has been employed in the motorcycle transport business for the last...Read their story >
PropertyKenyaJames is 50 years old and blessed with three children, aged 25, 23, and 15 years old, respectively. He manages rental houses, and has been doing this for six years. Right n...Read their story >
RetailUgandaMarvin, a young man aged 31, is employed with one of the local clearing firms in Ugafode. His salary continuously did not match his needs or the needs of his dependents, so...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaTeresa is a determined woman who is 70 years old and widowed. Her business involves selling a variety of merchandise such as clothing, shoes, cosmetics, and household appli...Read their story >
Goods DistributionArmeniaGegham is 36 years old and he lives in the village Zovaber which is in Gegharkunik region. He is married and he has two children. Together with his wife he is engaged in fa...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Harry, 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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