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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.
DairyKosovoIslam is 32 years old and a married father of two. In order to earn a living, he is working in a gas station, but because his salary is very low, he is also involved in agr...Read their story >
PoultryVietnamMrs. Vân works in agriculture, raising poultry. Vân has been involved in this business for more than 10 years. The main hardship that Vân faces in her business is the lack ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaHello, lenders! Gideon is 35 years of age and one of the most hardworking men in his village of Koibarak, in the area of Kapsowar in Kenya. He has a wife and 4 children and...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaJulius is a 27-year-old gentleman and single. His main source of income is from maize milling and he obtains side income from buying and selling produce. He began the busin...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesDiocelyn is 39 years old, married, and the mother of two children. With both children currently in school, she works very hard to provide for them. For two years now, Di...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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