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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.
Farm SuppliesCambodiaKon is 36 years old, married, and has five children, two of whom attend school. She lives in a rural village of the Moung Russey district of Battambang province, Cambodia. ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMardo is 29 years old. He lives in his own house with his partner and their 7 year old son. He is a young man who has been able to support his family finances thanks to his...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMongoliaEnkhtaivan, 47, lives with his wife and younger son in Darkhan, the second largest city in Mongolia. He has been coordinating coal usage at a power plant for many years. Hi...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaSona lives in Ijevan town with her parents, her retired grandmother and her 7-year-old child. She is a pharmacist by profession and works at a local pharmacy. Besides her...Read their story >
RestaurantColombiaThanks to Gregoria's perseverance and courage, her household will now be able to have some extra income. She prepares and sells food at her restaurant, which is located in...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Joel, 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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