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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 Housing ExpensesSierra LeoneThis is 50-year-old Alice. She is married. In 2009, Alice established her bowls, baskets, and cool-man business. She began her business because she wants to give support t...Read their story >
CattleAzerbaijanFuzuli is a farmer. He is married and has two children. One of them is 25 years old and married, the other child studies at the university. They are Internally Displaced...Read their story >
CerealsKenyaMagret is 64 years old and sells cereals. She is married and, together with her spouse, has been blessed with eight children She has been running her business for 34 years ...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanSorbon is 21 years old. He is unmarried and lives with his parents and two brothers. Sorbon did very well in secondary school and after graduating, enrolled in the National...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesAs a married mother of seven children, Sally works hard to support her family. She has a food vending business in the Philippines, and she also earns additional income f...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Sarah , 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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