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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.
VehicleCambodiaA villager from a rural area located in the Ponhea Krek district of Kampong Cham province, Heat is 36 years old and married. She has four dependent children. The primary so...Read their story >
TaxiGeorgiaGrigoli is a 60-year-old single man, from the village of Sartichala. He lives alone and the only source of income for him is transfers from abroad. Grigoli finds it hard to...Read their story >
Soft DrinksUgandaAdera is 50 years old and lives in the town of Bundibugyo in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. She is married and has five children with none of them currently in school. F...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPhilippinesAs a married parent of six children, Leonora works hard to support her family. She has a fruit vending business in the Philippines, and earns additional income from her ...Read their story >
ServicesPalestineMohammad is a 20-year-old single young man from Nablus city in Palestine. He lives with his family in a simple house. His father works in the transfer of goods using his ca...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Shannon, 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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