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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.
TaxiAzerbaijanSedi is a taxi driver. His family is from Fuzuli city and now live in Fuzuli region, and for 22 years they have been IDP (Internally Displaced Persons). Sedi has a lovely f...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPhilippinesThis is Melchora. She sends you her thanks for your generosity because her previous loan had entrenched her business. She was able to buy more ready-to-wear supplies needed...Read their story >
FarmingGeorgiaTamas is a farmer in the village of Ruisi in the Kareli region. His main source of income is the cultivation and sale of cabbage. He plants the seedlings by hand, which mea...Read their story >
PoultryKenyaPhilemon is married and has three children. He provides for his family through mixed farming. In 2006, Philemon started farming on two acres, which he received from his mot...Read their story >
CattleAzerbaijanMobil is 38 years old, married and in the past year his second child was born. They have been living in Fuzuli region near the war zone like an IDP (Internally Displaced Pe...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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