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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.
RetailColombiaAracelly had to survive the hardship of displacement caused by violence. She lived in San Carlos and she was forced to move to Medellin in search of a new lease on life for...Read their story >
ServicesYemenHelal is a 24-year-old single man who lives in Taiz, Yemen. Helal is a University graduate. He is an innovative young man and full of ideas, and marketing and advertising s...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSamoaTasi is a 32 year old unwed woman with four children. She owns a small barbeque hut in her community to earn a living. She has three years of experience with this business....Read their story >
RetailKenyaRoseline is a widowed woman with three children. She describes herself as determined and focused. She operates a retail business where she sells blankets and duvets. She ha...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaNoel has outlined his two-year-goal and it is to buy his own plot of land for growing crops and to start building a his own farm. This will not be an easy task and will tak...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Tim, 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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