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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.
AgricultureColombiaLázaro is a 61-year old farmer and father of 10 children, for whom he has been able to provide on his own after his wife sadly passed away. He has always worked in the land...Read their story >
TaxiArmeniaHarut is a young driver from the town of Goris. He is married with a child and has worked as a taxi driver for three years already. Despite his young age, Harut perfectly m...Read their story >
AgricultureUgandaMoses is 30 years old and is married with five children. He earns his income through the sale of crops and livestock and earns a monthly wage as a Community Knowledge Worke...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSamoaVaimoana is 50 years old and married with eight children. She runs a small business selling ice cakes in her community. She has been doing this for two years. Vaimoana has ...Read their story >
PoultryUgandaJohn is 33 years old. He deals in poultry and also motorcycle riding as his side source of income. His business is in the rural area. He began the business to support his f...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Susan, 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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