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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.
FarmingKyrgyzstanMaalimkan successfully repaid her loan, using it as intended. She is thankful to Kiva and to everyone who helped with her financing.
Maalimkan has 7 cows, 8 she...Read their story >Funding via Bai Tushum Bank CJSC
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueArmando Sérgio lives with his wife and two daughters in a house that he owns. One of his daughters is a newborn. He's in the workforce and with the current loan he intends ...Read their story >Funding via Hluvuku-Adsema
AgricultureKenyaOsman is 40 years old and married. He supports five children.
He has been practicing small-scale farming for the last four years, planting trees and earning an i...Read their story >Funding via VisionFund Kenya
Home AppliancesTajikistanSayniso is a 55 year old mother and wife. She has three children. Her children are 18, 18 and 22 years old. She lives with her family in Tursin-zoda. The residents of her c...Read their story >Funding via MLO Humo and Partners
Fruits & VegetablesPhilippinesLeonila is a married woman, 52 years old with eight children. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Leonila has a buy and sell vegetables business in the Philippines. L...Read their story >Funding via Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF)
Kiva lenders, like Bobby, 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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