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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.
Fruits & VegetablesIndiaThe twelve women of the group Maa Karanjei Shg all live in nuclear families, and they average 35 years of age. They all live in the Ganjam district of Odisha, India. The wo...Read their story >
Used ClothingTanzaniaMarko was born in the late 1970s, is married and has got three children in school. He has been running three different projects: a retail shop, a secondhand clothes selling...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaPoultry farming is one of the profitable business ventures in Kenya. George, 65, is a mixed farmer from Bungoma, a rural town in Kenya. He has been practicing mixed farming...Read their story >
Higher education costsPeruJosé Luis is a young student who is originally from the city of Huánuco, located in the central mountains of Peru. Like his parents, he emigrated to Lima in search of a bet...Read their story >
Used ClothingBoliviaFacunda is a 54 year old woman, married, and the mother of two children who are 24 and 20 years old. Her business is selling used clothes. She is entrepreneurial, inde...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jordan, 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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