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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.
Higher education costsBoliviaRodrigo is single, 24 years old, and does not have children. He lives with his parents in La Paz in a brick and cement house that belongs to his family. Rodrigo makes a ...Read their story >
CattleColombiaJosé, 39, is a cattle-farmer. He always manages to find a way to overcome adversity. Now, he has a big problem, because, due to drought, he lost many heads of cattle. Faced...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanBakhtiniso purchased a house and land in a village of the Jilikul district a year ago and moved there with her family. Now she wants to start an animal husbandry business t...Read their story >
AgriculturePeruElse is a young man who is looking to increase his wellbeing. He is 30 years old and he lives in San Martin along with his family. He has two wonderful children; they are h...Read their story >
TaxiSamoaLydian is a 43-year-old woman, who is married and has four children. She runs a taxi business, serving the public to earn an income. She has six years with this business.
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Kiva lenders, like Megan, 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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