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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.
PropertyGeorgiaInga is a 29-year-old married woman. She lives with her husband in Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia. Her husband is an artisan, and gets orders to renovate houses and g...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanAzimboy is a cheerful and hardworking 38-year-old man. He is married and has three children. He turned to Arvand for the first time when he realized that there was the oppo...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanSharofat is 57 years old. She is widowed and has five children. Her children are adults. Sharofat has had her own business with animal husbandry for more than 26 years....Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorAntonia is 54 years old, she is married, and she has 4 children, one of whom is an adult and the others are attending school. Her husband works in agriculture. She didn't ...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaChhuon is 37 years old and a married mother of four kids. She is a resident of Bovel district of Battambang province, where her cash crop is grown. Her four hectares of ric...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Paul, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Paul, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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