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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.
PoultryKenyaJulius, 36, has a mixed-farm where he is based with his family of 6 in Kepreres location in South Rift Kenya. On the farm, he grows various crops and keeps dairy cattle and...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaSaranak, aged 45, is a villager from Sangke district in Battambang province. She is the mother of four children, but currently only one is in school. To deal with her daily...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesColombiaDiana is a hard working person and, thanks to her efforts, she has been able to give her two children a high quality education. Diana is a responsible mother and because ...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanManzura is 37 years old, has a husband and three children, with whom she lives in the northern city of Khujand. Her children are 18, 10 and 8 years old, and they all are st...Read their story >
General StorePakistanShazia is 34-year-old lady who lives with her three daughters and a son in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She owns a general store at her home, having allotted a portion of ...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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Joel, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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