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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.
LivestockEl SalvadorJuan is 36 years old, and he has studied up to the sixth grade. He married at the age of twenty-five, and he and his wife have two children. His wife is a homemaker—she is...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTajikistanZeboniso was born in 1977. She is divorced and does not have children. She lives with her mother and is a very hardworking woman. She has been busy selling clothes for more...Read their story >
Animal SalesKyrgyzstanNazgul is 39, married, and has five children. Three of the children are in college and two are in secondary school. Nazgul has a high school education and is hardworking, d...Read their story >
CerealsPhilippinesAs a married parent of five children, Janet works hard to support her family. She has a rice business in the Philippines, and earns additional income from running a general...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaChristine is a single woman. She lives at a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and rental bills. She has opera...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Hannes, 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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