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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.
FarmingPakistanFarzana is a 39-year-old, married woman and a mother of three children. She is trying hard to fulfill their demands, including food, health, clothing, and education. Wi...Read their story >
Food StallTanzaniaLucas, in his 40s, is married and has three sons and a daughter who are in school. For eight years now, he has been a businessman selling fruits and vegetables. He sells fr...Read their story >
Grocery StoreHondurasJose is 43 years old, married with two children, and lives with his family in a village in the municipality of Macuelizo, Santa Barbara, Honduras. José has worked for 10 ye...Read their story >
RetailKenyaMutuku has a retail shop in Makueni town. He is 63 years old, married, and together with his spouse they have been blessed with 9 children. He will use this loan to buy ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaCarlos continues working as a teacher for a school. He is always preoccupied over the wellbeing of his parents who are in his care. It is a priority of Carlos and his paren...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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