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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.
Personal Products SalesEcuadorGabriela is a 20-year old young woman who lives with her parents. They work as day laborers on farms as does Gabriela. She also sells Leudine health and beauty products (fo...Read their story >
ManufacturingVietnamXay is 53 years old and lives with his two children and wife. His wife is a worker in a local company. For the past five years, Xay has been running a business of making mo...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesRwandaJ.de Dieu, age 27-years-old, is married with 2 children between the ages of 4 and 6. One of them goes to school. He has been selling Irish potatoes for 3 years. With the ...Read their story >
RetailSierra LeoneThis is 32 year old Kadiatu A. She is married and has 2 children, one aged 5 who goes to school and 1 year old baby. She has 2 additional dependants who live with her to b...Read their story >
FarmingTajikistanBerdimurod is a good man. He lives with his family in a remote area of Tajikistan. He is married to a kind woman, called Nigora, and he is raising three children. Berdimur...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Justin, 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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