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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.
LivestockTajikistanZamira lives in the northern region of Spitamen and raises animals. She is 40 and has two children. Her husband is working in Russia as a migrant labourer. For about five y...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaSaumaleula is 49 years old and unmarried with 2 children. She has a large plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. ...Read their story >
PigsColombiaThanks to an aunt who saw her potential and passion for raising and breeding pigs, Gloria was able to start her business selling pigs. She founded her business officially ...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaThe farmer in the picture is Norayr from Goghovit village, Shirak region. He lives with his wife and two sons, who greatly help him with farming activities. Norayr's farm,...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesYemenYaser is a 27-year-old, married man. He lives with his wife in Haja city, Yemen, in a house made of straw, which threatens to fall down at any time. Yaser works hard to bui...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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