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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.
FoodTajikistanAsalbi is a generous woman. She has 15 years experience doing business. She was born in a small village in 1953. She is a widow and has three children. Asalbi does busin...Read their story >
LivestockAzerbaijanKamran is 25-years-old. He is an IDP(Internally Displaced Person) from Fuzuli city, now is living in Fuzuli region. He is married, has a child and lives with his parents. A...Read their story >
Land RentalCambodiaToeur, 32, is a farmer living in the Bovel district of Battambang province. She grows rice and cassava as the main sources of her family's income. Sometimes, she also works...Read their story >
CarpentryKenyaEmmanuel is a married 40-year-old trained carpenter with 2 daughters. They live in Kayole, which is a few kilometers away from the capital city. He was able to pay for h...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaSylvester is a smallholder farmer from the Nandi Hills region of Kenya. He is a family-oriented man who has been married for 13 years. He has four children. Sylvester st...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Olisa, 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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