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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.
FarmingCambodiaThoeurn is a local villager in the Dambae district of Kampong Cham province. She is 36 years old and married. She has two children who depend on her, both of whom are in s...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanZahida is a 31-year-old married woman. She has 3 children. She is a vigorous lady, and for the past 10 years she has been running a business buying and selling cloth. Z...Read their story >
PoultryPakistanAmjad is 45 years old and married, and the father of five children. He lives in Gujrat, Pakistan. He owns a poultry business in which he purchases large quantities of eggs ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoSehare is a married 34-years-old mother with three children. Her husband works in goods transportation, while she works as a cleaner in a private residence. She is very bus...Read their story >
Grocery StoreHondurasThe young man Oscar Daniel is 27 years old and lives in his own home with his parents. He has worked for the past 10 years selling groceries in a general store. He lives ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Tyler, 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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