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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.
AgricultureKyrgyzstanDanahon is 53 years old, married and a mother of 5 children, the youngest of whom is 10 years old. She has a secondary education and has been involved in animal husbandry a...Read their story >
PropertyKenyaAnn is 40 years old and she is married with three children. She has had a business of rental houses for six years from which she has earned a monthly income of KES 40,000. ...Read their story >
CerealsSenegalCFJDT 19 is a sub-group affiliated with the Convergence of Women and Youth for the Development of Tassette. It consists of men and women from the same village who practical...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaGood day, lenders! We’d like you to meet one of Ruma's agents, Dedeh. Dedeh lives in North Tangerang, a suburban area located about two hours’ drive from Jakarta. She is ha...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesColombiaSebastián is an enterprising and dynamic young man, age 20. He is a university student and an independent retailer, as two months ago he began selling merchandise to his fa...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Kiva Staff, 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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