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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaAsuman is a hardworking man, aged 34 years, and happily married with four children. He grew up in a very humble family which had few assets, and without even school fees to...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanThis remarkably happy woman comes from the Khuroson district of Tajikistan, and her name is Bibihanifa. She is 43 years old and she lives in a village of her own mountaino...Read their story >
DairyKenyaCecilia is married and has been blessed with one child who has completed school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expens...Read their story >
RestaurantColombiaSimón, a smiling landlord with an impressive flavor in the kitchen, has a restaurant in a rural area. This isn't very common in the countryside, since generally this type o...Read their story >
FarmingKenya"Daudi, pictured above, has been a farmer for 20 years, and is now proud to represent his group of 12 farmers in Kakamega South District. He is 68 years old, is married and...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Alex, 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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