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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.
ServicesLebanonMohamad is a 21-year-old single man who opened his own electricity and satellite connections business three years ago. He is a hard worker and an ambitious young man who ha...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanTazagul is 34 years old, married, and she has three children. She has been involved in animal husbandry for many years already. Thanks to her very hard work and constant ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMaytachelle is 35 years old and is married with two children. With two children currently in school, Maytachelle works very hard to provide for them. Maytachelle runs a ...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanUulbolsun is 33 years old, married, and has two school-aged children. Uulbolsun has a secondary education. For 13 years, she has been involved in raising crops and livestoc...Read their story >
General StorePakistanNagina is a 58-year-old married women. She has been running a small general store for many years with her husband (also shown in the photo). They sell toffees, biscuits and...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Joan, 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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