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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.
Motorcycle TransportKenyaLimpason is 34 years old, married to Florence and blessed with three school going children. He is in the transport business and at the same time he does dairy farming. He h...Read their story >
LivestockSamoaLaulautumua is 47 years old and married with 4 children. She has a small farm where she raises cows that she can sell in her community or to the public. She has been doing ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaBeatriz is a kind, 50-year-old woman from Waspam who works as a nurse. She is married and has five children. Four of them are of legal age and live by themselves. The young...Read their story >
Motorcycle RepairColombiaJeiner is a very experienced mechanic who can work on motorcycles and cars. He has acquired many capabilities through short courses in various schools and learned other ...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesLuzviminda is a married woman, with one child. She is a very hard-working entrepreneur. Luzviminda is 31 years old, and her one child is in school.
Luzviminda ha...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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