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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.
Home AppliancesYemenAbdulhamid is a 35-year-old married man with four children, living with them in their own house in Dhamar. His oldest child is 15 years old and the youngest is 3 years old....Read their story >
DairyColombiaArmando has lived his whole life in the countryside. He met his wife there and they have two children. He has always struggled to make ends meet as what he earned wasn't su...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLyndelou is 37 years old and married with one child. Lyndelou works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 27,00...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe ten member of the group KEREHOU 1 are married women, who average 36 years of age and four children each. The women live in traditional families in DIAFOUGALA, a village...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesTeresita works hard to support her family. Teresita is married and has a general store business in the Philippines. Teresita requested a PHP 16,000 loan through NWTF to ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Andreas, 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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