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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.
Personal PurchasesMongoliaMr. Ganbat, 53 years old, lives with his wife and two children in Kherlen, the easternmost town of Mongolia. He has been working as a plasterer with a builder company s...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAnelyn, age 27, operates a sari-sari (variety) store. She sells commodities like noodles, biscuits, coffee, sugar, canned goods, soap and soft drinks. She has been engaged ...Read their story >
Food StallColombiaThanks to Rubén's courage and perseverance, his family has the extra income they need to get by. Rubén operates a food stall in the town of Montería. He learned the b...Read their story >
PoultryKenyaSilah, 43, has a mixed-farm where he is based with his family of three in Lessos in South Rift Kenya. On the farm, he grows various crops and keeps dairy cattle and poultry...Read their story >
TaxiTajikistanLutfullo is 35 and married with three children. He lives in a rural area and has his own minivan taxi, with which he transports passengers and baggage. Sometimes he works t...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rachel, 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 Rachel, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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