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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.
RetailKenyaEdinah is 41 years old, married, and together with her spouse, they have been blessed with two children. She has been running a retail shop in Nakuru town and it has been p...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGeorgiaLela is 33-year-old married woman who lives in the village of Mereti, in the Gori district. She has a school-aged son and a husband who is a private worker and generates a ...Read their story >
FishingVietnamMrs. Thực is 31 years old and she is married with three children. She lives and works in Hoang Hoa district, a rural area in Thanh Hoa province. Thực is a fisherman. She ha...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaLiving in the Tbaung Khmum district of Kampong Cham province, Eang is a widow with no children. To earn a living, she has been farming rice for 25 years. Apart from far...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMongoliaMr. Otgonbat is requesting a loan of 1,300 USD to install an electric heater into his house. Because his house is not well insulated, he burns too much coal for warming up....Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Marly, 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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