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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.
ServicesColombiaLuis is a hardworking and cheerful man who knows how to make the most out of life. At 49 years of age, he works as a gardener. He is one of the few independent contractor...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanSonya successfully repaid her last loan after using it as planned. She is grateful to Kiva and all involved in her financing. Today her farm includes two cows and 20 sheep,...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPakistanTahmina is a 29-year-old married woman with five children. She lives in a populated area, and her husband knows about people's needs in this area. He is a market vendor and...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaEseza is a thirty one year old, single woman with two children living in Kasese Uganda. Eseza is a teacher by profession for ten years now and likes her profession. Sh...Read their story >
FishingEl SalvadorAlexander is 39 years old. With much effort he manged to study until Grade 6 but did not have the economic conditions to continue. He is in a relationship and his wife work...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jodie, 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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