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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.
RetailLebanonRaweya is a 47-year-old married mother of two children. Two years ago, she opened a toy and gift shop in an attempt to help her husband cover the increasing needs and expen...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaBarnabas is 50 years old and married, and he supports a family of four children. He has been a tea farmer for the last 25 years, earning KES 15,000 per month. He has ap...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaA local resident living in Kampong Cham province, Chanthy is 54 years old and a mother of five children. Nowadays she grows cassava and rubber plants as the main sources of...Read their story >
Shoe SalesTajikistanUmedjon, 32, is young businessman from A. Jomi. He is a father of three small children. Umedjon is a good father who works hard for his children’s future. He is a very dili...Read their story >
CerealsPhilippinesAs a married parent of two children, Jacinta works hard to support her family. She has a business buying and selling rice in the Philippines, and also earns additional i...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Allison, 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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