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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.
Home EnergyTajikistanMunira is 28 years old and lives in her own house with her family. She is married and has a daughter who is three years old. Her husband is a migrant in Russia. Munira make...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaHello, Kiva lenders! Meet Julius, a hardworking, dedicated and honest 60-year-old dairy farmer. As the key breadwinner of his family, with a wife and children, he farms a s...Read their story >
PigsColombiaCarlos undertook his business selling pigs in 2008 as an alternative to the bad economic situation that his family went through and found, in this business, a sustainable m...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesMaliYoussouf was born in May of 1983 in Kolondièba, one of the prefectures in the third administrative region of Mali. Youssouf is 31 years old and has two children. Youssouf l...Read their story >
TaxiEl SalvadorLuis is 30 years old and lives in his own home along with his life companion and their three children. He has been providing taxi services for two years. Luis has many cu...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Joan , 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.
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