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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.
FishingPhilippinesJanet is a 29-year-old married woman and a mother of a five-month-old child. She is from Ajuy, Iloilo. She has been engaged in a fishing business with her husband for sever...Read their story >
Food MarketKyrgyzstanGulnaz is 41 years old, married and has 2 children. She has a higher education and has been involved in selling food products since 1998. Prior to starting her own business...Read their story >
CattleUgandaChris is a 43-year old married man with four children living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He is a farmer raising animals and growing food crops like matooke and maize. He faces ...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaLiana, a farmer from Aygavan village, is occupied with agriculture. She is a mother of three sons (ages 17, 15 and 13 years old). Liana works at a local flower shop as a se...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesThis is Clarita. She previously accessed a 17,000 PHP loan that she used to purchase more quantities and varieties of grocery items and products needed in her business. Her...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Julie, 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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