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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.
RetailSenegalDonatien, who is 29 years old, has been a security guard for the past five years. With a view to diversifying his income sources, he engaged in the selling of palm oil and ...Read their story >
FarmingTajikistanManzura is a beautiful mother of five children. She is 38 years old. She has two sons and two daughters. The oldest son is 18 years old; he works in the Russian Federation....Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaPedro Antonio is an adult who is married and has seven children. All of them are minors and under his care. He is from one of the towns in northern Chinandega, located in ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweGreetings from Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe. Cindrella is 28 years old, and married with four children, two of whom are attending school. She has for the l...Read their story >
ClothingGhanaNyomo Baa Fe (God will provide) is a group of two persons whose members live in the same neighborhood. The representative for the group, Mary (on the right) is 50 years old...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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