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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.
FarmingKenyaLaban is a member of this group in Matete District. He is pictured here in a group of eight One Acre Fund group leader farmers. The group leaders represent a total of 87 in...Read their story >
Grocery StoreColombiaNacor, who is 50 years old, has earned a living on his own. He started many years ago working as a fish merchant in his home town, but later, for reasons beyond his control...Read their story >
Beauty SalonTanzaniaSwaumu, who is a single woman, is in her late 30s. Swaumu has one son who is still in school. Since 2008, she has had a shop servicing three activities. She has a beauty sa...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGeorgiaLela is 42 years old and temporarily unemployed. She lives with her husband and 2 school-aged children in Chiatura district. The only source of income for this family of fo...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoSeljatin is aged 32, has one daughter and is married. He is working in a municipality but with a very low salary and also receives social help while his wife stays home wit...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Gio, 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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