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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.
SewingTajikistanDilbar is 37 years old, married and has two children. Her husband is a migrant in Russia. She makes clothes for a living and works in a workshop, which she has been doing f...Read their story >
Clothing SalesArmeniaRuzanna with her husband (a pensioner) and her daughter (she works as a lecturer), lives in the village Azatamut, in Tavush region. She has vocational education. She has a...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesNarfe is 38 years old and married with five children. With two children currently in school, Narfe works very hard to provide for them. Narfe runs a general store in the P...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesSamoaLealoaina is 55 years old, widowed, and has 12 children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas, which she has been doing for five years. She sells her...Read their story >
ServicesColombiaLuis is a hardworking and cheerful man who knows how to make the most out of life. At 49 years of age, he works as a gardener. He is one of the few independent contractor...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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Katy, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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