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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 ExpensesVietnamMrs Soi, born in 1971, is Thai people. She lives with her husband and 3 children at Mai Son district, Son La province. Her family mainly engaged in breeding and cultivation...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesTajikistanFiruz is a budding entrepreneur. He recently graduated from college and is seeking to hit the ground running with his new business. He is 25, lives with his parents, and ...Read their story >
ClothingMaliThe four members of Benkan group are married women, and most of them live in monogamous households. They average 36 years of age and 4 children. They all live in Kanadj...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoGorica is 44 years old, married and a mother of 2 adult children ages 19 and 21, both students studying in another city. She and her family live in a small village in a min...Read their story >
RetailKenyaMartha is a 37-year-old married woman. She has four children with ages ranging from 5 years to 15 years. She describes herself to be visionary. She operates a retail bu...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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