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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.
RetailAzerbaijanVugar is a 37-year-old man. He is married and has two children. They live in the Baku region, but Vugar and his wife are IDP, internally displaced persons, from Fuzuli city...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanAmer is a 27-year-old university student majoring in Business Administration, and he is in his fourth year. He also works in the evenings at a private company to assist in ...Read their story >
PoultryVietnamLĩnh is 31 years old and is married with two children. She is the group leader of the Nhóm 02 Thôn 02 Quảng Thái Group, which consists of eight members. Lĩnh works in agric...Read their story >
CattleAzerbaijanAli is a 46-year-old man. He lives in Boyuk Bahmanli village of Fuzuli region with his large and lovely family. Ali’s family consists of six people: Ali, his wife (who is a...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportYemenIbrahim is a 34-year-old married man and a father of seven children; he lives with his family in Haja city, Yemen. He is an uneducated man and he is the sole breadwinner of...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Katy, 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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