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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanKobiljon is a young, 36-year-old man. Kobiljon is married and raising 3 children. He lives in a rural area and is involved in animal husbandry. Additionally, Kobiljon works...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesOsias Jr. is a businessman from Concepcion, Iloilo. He is 44 years old. He runs a sari-sari or variety store in his place. He sells goods like rice, condiments and toiletri...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorAna is 46 years old and a single mother. She lives with her two children in a house of her own. She has been selling dairy products (cheese, cream, cottage cheese, curd che...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamLanh, 55, works in agricultural production and earns a monthly income of approximately VND 500,000. She is a single mom with an adopted child in 6th grade. She has been a m...Read their story >
GamesColombiaSixto is a man who has good ideas and a creative mind: he is always trying to find activities to increase his family's income. He started a video game center 2 years ago. ...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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