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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.
CattleAzerbaijanİsa is 53 years old, married, has three children and lives with his wife, son and his son's bride. Already 20 years they are Internally Displaced Persons from Füzuli city a...Read their story >
AgricultureUgandaNicholas is 27 years old and has one child. He earns his income through the sale of crops and livestock and earns a monthly wage as a Community Knowledge Worker (CKW). Comm...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorNoemy is 41 and a single mother. She lives in her own home with her two children, who are 20 and 14, and her sister and her mother. Noemy has for six years worked selling v...Read their story >
Higher education costsKyrgyzstanEmir is a first-year student of the American University of Central Asia, department of Business Administration. Here is his story. “The best way to make a career is to w...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 22 and lives in her own home with her husband, who is a day-labourer. She helps him with the household costs. Maria sells clothing in different areas of her local ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Liz, 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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