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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.
PoultryColombiaNorberto is 55 years old and full of dreams and aspirations in life. He lives in a common-law marriage with his wife and is the father of 3 children who he has always educa...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaSophy, 32, is a farmer from Moung Russey district of Battambang province. She has five children, two attend school and the others are not school-age. She earns about 4...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe 5 members of the 'Kotognogontala 2' Group are all married men who are, on average, 47 years old and have 8 children. Most of them live in traditional families in the v...Read their story >
Higher education costsIndonesiaEri would like to study at the Academy of Maritime Nusantara and work in a large port in Indonesia. He comes from the village of Onozitoli, in the northern part of the isl...Read their story >
Home AppliancesYemenHelal is a 28-year-old single man, living with his family in the house of his father in the capital city of Sana'a, Yemen. He has a diploma certificate and he is an emp...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jenn, 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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