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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.
PoultryKenyaFredrick is a 40-year-old man married to Anastacia, who adds additional income to support their family. They are blessed with seven children. Fredrick has been operating a ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesNicaraguaGilma de Jesús is 39 years old. She has three children, two of whom are currently in school. She lives in the district of Las Pilas, located some 10 km from the municipalit...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanNabeela’s husband has been driving an auto-rickshaw and pays a daily sum because this rickshaw does not belong to him. He belongs to an ultra poor family and has been feedi...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorJose is 40 years old, he is a day laborer, he has two children of 10 and 13 years old. He only studied up to first grade, his partner does the household chores. Jose wor...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe ten members of the Benkadi 6 group are married women who on average are 32 years old with four children. They all live in traditional families in Fintegue, one of the v...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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