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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.
FarmingKyrgyzstanKulpat is 45 years old, married and has 4 children. Kulpat had received a high school education and from 1989 she has been growing crops and raising livestock. To date, s...Read their story >
HardwareUgandaAbasi is a 29-year-old married man who lives in the town of Kyengere in the Kampala East region of Uganda. For the past eight years, he has been working hard to manage his ...Read their story >
FarmingGhanaSalifu is a 42 year old farmer in Praprabon in the Atebubu-Amantin District of Ghana where he lives with his wife and four children. The children are all in primary school....Read their story >
CateringZimbabweGreetings from Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe. Coleen is 46 years old, and married with two children, one of whom is attending school. For the last five year...Read their story >
RetailColombiaVanessa has been selling industrial safety equipment since she started her business 12 years ago, taking advantage of the fact that her husband had a lot of experience in t...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like roshni, 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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