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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.
AgricultureTajikistanZarrina is a 26-year-old resident of the small region Yavan. Yavan is a very beautiful place, quiet and calm. The nature of this place is different from other places in the...Read their story >
CattleKyrgyzstanGulmira is 44 years old, married, and is a mother to four children. As the main source of income for her family, Gulmira has been raising cattle and crop farming for more t...Read their story >
General StoreKenyaLucy is a married woman. She has two children. She describes herself to be reliable. She operates a retail business where she sells sugar, bread, sweets, soap and other ite...Read their story >
Food StallBoliviaDionicia, 43, is single and has four children, ages 5, 7, 18, and 20. Her business is selling snack food. She's independent, understanding, tenacious, responsible, and har...Read their story >
RetailMaliThe women of the Sabaly group are, on average, 30 years old and have two children. They all live in traditional extended families in Lafiabougou, one of the areas in San/Se...Read their story >
Kiva lenders 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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