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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.
JewelryMongoliaMrs. Duger, 58 years old, lives with her sister in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. Duger has been selling jewelry to local people since 2006. Her children go...Read their story >
RetailKenyaThe person raising his hand in the photo is Davis, a member of Njokerio United Self Help Group. He is fifty three years old, married and has four children. He lives with hi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesYemenKhaled is a 34-year-old married man and a father of two children. His oldest child is 13 years old and the youngest one is a 10-year-old. Khaled lives with his family in th...Read their story >
Phone AccessoriesTanzaniaSarah is a mother of three children, two sons and one daughter, all of whom are at school. She is 30 years old and has a shop selling phones and accessories, a business she...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaMireya de la Concepcion has been a teacher at a public primary school for 24 years, teaching students from 10 to 16 years old everyday from Monday through Friday. Mire...Read their story >
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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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