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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.
Fish SellingTanzaniaAmina, who is in her late 30's, is married with three children. Two of them are at school and one is still small. She has been selling fish since 2013. She works from 7a...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanAliyor was born in 1986. He is married and raising 3 underage children. He lives with his family in a remote district. He works as an accountant at a secondary school and a...Read their story >
SewingBoliviaThe communal bank 11 de Abril is starting its first cycle with Pro Mujer, through the regional hub of Collpani. The group comprises eight members and is run by a board of d...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesTanzaniaMWAJUMA, who is in her mid 30s, is married with four children who are still in school. She has been running a fruits and vegetables business for three years now. She works ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRomulo is 59 years old and married and he works very hard to provide for them. He runs a general store in the Philippines. Romulo has been in this business for 50 years an...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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