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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.
FarmingPeruHumberto is 59 years old and lives with his wife and children in the District of Colasay. This community is known for agriculture, trade, and livestock breeding. It is lo...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaVardanush is from Zarinja village. She lives with her husband and three grown up children (ages 23, 24 and 26 years old). The whole family is engaged in agricultural activi...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaYadira, 28, is a humble young woman. She earns a living by selling groceries and foods in a shop where she works alongside her husband. She plans to use the loan to buy gro...Read their story >
WholesaleUgandaJimmy is a 28 year old married and hardworking man living in Kagadi-Uganda with 3 children aged between 8 and 7 years and all attend school. He has been operating a mini-de...Read their story >
RetailKenyaElizabeth is a 25-year-old married woman with 1 child. She describes herself as focused. She operates a retail business to sell cooking oil, flour and other items. She ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jonathan, 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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