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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.
RetailColombiaKarina is a 35-year-old woman. She is married and has two children (ages 6 and 10). In order not to leave her children alone or with strangers, she decided to start selling...Read their story >
Grocery StoreIndiaSita is a 47-year-old woman living with her husband, her one daughter and her one son who are 20 and 16 years old, respectively, in a small village of Odisha. To manage her...Read their story >
LivestockPhilippinesEufemia is 45 years old and has three children. Eufemia is married and has one child who is currently in school. Eufemia is in the agricultural business, raising livesto...Read their story >
RetailPakistanNadeem, 36 is married and has four children. He runs a small paan (betel, a local delight) and cigarette shop in the local market. He started this business 5 years ago ...Read their story >
Water DistributionAzerbaijanQorxmaz is 43-year-old, married father of two kids. He is raising seasonal fruits and vegetables such as corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, apples, pears, peaches, plums, and cherr...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like John, 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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