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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.
LivestockKyrgyzstanUrtazhi is 60 years old, married, and she has a son. She is involved in animal husbandry and crop farming, having started her own business many years ago. Thanks to her v...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanMuhammadali is an honest and conscientious guy. He is 24, a caring husband and father of one child. The family lives happily in a village. Muhammadali has been raising live...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaJohnson is a 36-year-old man, married with six children, living in Kasese, Uganda. Johnson operates a retail shop for general merchandise, practices farming, and earns a sa...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorDixi, 28 years old, studied until the fourth grade. She is married and her partner works in agriculture and sometimes at an auto body shop in his village. They have 2 child...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanVenera is 40, married, and the mother of four school-age children who happily help her on the farm. Venera has a vocational education and earns the main income for her fami...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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