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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.
FishingPhilippinesVioleta is a married woman and a mother of six children from Iloilo, Philippines. She has been engaged in a fishing business with her husband for almost 30 years now. Fishi...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanRaikan is 57 years old, a widow, and the mother of two. Raikan is raising animals and growing farm produce, having launched this business in 1989. Thanks to Raikan’s hard ...Read their story >
Electrical GoodsPhilippinesRuel is 40 years old and lives in Pobalcion, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. He is married with 3 children, now at their school age. Ruel has been engaged in an ice drop ve...Read their story >
Office SuppliesPhilippinesMae is a 35 year old merchant from Iloilo, Philippines. Mae is engaged in a sari-sari or variety store business selling various office supplies to the people in her area. M...Read their story >
Higher education costsPalestineMohannad is a 20-year-old single man from Deir El Balah. He lives with his parents and brothers in a small house. His father works as an employee in the public sector where...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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like John, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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