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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.
FarmingGuatemalaDiego is 44 years old and single. He is an enterprising man who is determined to move ahead in life. He does not let himself be defeated by the obstacles in life, but he st...Read their story >
FoodGhanaThis group is made up of two members getting stronger all the time, and they are on their seventh loan. They remain determined to continue working with the group, because t...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesPeruRosana is the dedicated mother of a family, who always works hard to support her family. She works as a farm worker in the city of her birth, Santiago. Every day she gets u...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanGalbubu is 46 and married with five children. She has been working in animal husbandry and agriculture for 25 years as the primary source of income for her family. Thanks t...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMaria is 62 years old and married with nine children. She works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 17,000 loa...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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