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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.
Construction SuppliesTajikistanBakhodir is a 27-year old man, married, with one child. Bakhdir lives in a rural area, far from town. Like many men in rural area, Bakhodir periodically travels to Russia f...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJerlie is 41 years old and married. She has two children. With both children in school, Jerlie works very hard to provide for them. Jerlie runs a general store in the Ph...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaRoza is a farmer from Nshavan Village, in the Ararat region of Armenia. She lives with her husband and two children. The farm she runs includes hens and arable land where...Read their story >
FarmingKyrgyzstanGulmira is 30 years old, married, and she has three children. She has a secondary education. As the main source of income for her family, she has been involved in farming...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanTurdan is 58 years old and married. Her children are all independent and have now left the home. Turdan has a secondary education and she has been running her own busines...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Carol Wilkerson, 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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