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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.
Home AppliancesTajikistanThis is Gulhumor. She is married, and a mother of three. She is 43 years old. She lives in the region of Gissar. Her husband is away from home earning money in a city in th...Read their story >
DairyKenyaEvans is 37 years old,married and is blessed with 2 children. He has been a dairy farmer for the last 8 years and it has been profitable. He has applied for his first l...Read their story >
Food StallBoliviaEddy is a 39-year-old man, single, with no children, and his business is selling choripán [a chorizo sandwich]. He is enterprising, understanding, patient, optimistic, h...Read their story >
ServicesColombiaEdgar is 49 years ago. Approximately 8 years ago, he started a business selling merchandise and renting washing machines with the purpose of looking for an activity that wo...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesBeatriz is married and has four children. Beatriz is from Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte She is a diligent and determined mother when it comes to the welfare of her children...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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