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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.
Food StallVietnamHiep is 54 years old and lives with his four children and wife. Hiep has been running a food stall from the front of his house to earn an income to support his family. Hiep...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaMasiar does farming and also keeps livestock in Oloitoktok town. He has been in this business for 20 years now. He is 60 years old, married and together with his spouse, th...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesDelia is a 60-year-old married woman, and a mother of three grown up children from Dulag, Leyte. Delia is engaged in retail store business. She sells various goods like foo...Read their story >
CattleSamoaViona is 34 years old and married with 1 child. She has a small farm where she raises cattle that she can sell in her community or to the public. She has been doing this fo...Read their story >
TransportationColombiaArgemiro is a very hardworking and organised man. He makes a living providing a transport service for people on his motorcycle through the lanes of the town of Puerto Triun...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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