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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.
FarmingKenyaSamson is 57 years old, married, and supports a family of five members. He has been practicing farming for the last 25 year, earning KES 8,000 per month. Samson has app...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorGloria is 37 years old and lives with her life partner and their two daughters of 19 and 13. She is very happy to have her own home and proud to be able to support her daug...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesGeorgiaPaata is 46 years old from the Khashuri district. He owns 1.1 hectare agricultural land, where he grows different kinds of vegetables. Paata wants to start a trading bu...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanRawan lives in Zarqa. She is single and 23 years old. Rawan, like all sisters, wants to see her siblings become successful persons in the future. She is fighting all obstac...Read their story >
Beauty SalonLebanonRania is a 38 year old married woman. She lives with her husband and one child who is still attending school. She has worked from her house as hairdresser since 2014 an...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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